Local policemen among 13 killed in fresh violence
A policeman guarding a security checkpoint was shot dead by a suicide bomber after he entered the post at aroun 4:30am in the Tatarkhel area, the Tagab district chief said.
Abdul Hakim Akhunzada told Pajhwok Afghan News five more members of the local police force were killed in the suicide bombing.
“The attackers are area people who previously worked for the force. They were at odds over the leadership slot and some of them deserted the police and jointed insurgents,” he said.
But local Taliban commander, Ghorzang Safi, confirmed the fighters stormed the the checkpoint, but no suicide bomber was involved in the assault.
Seperatley, three civiliasn including two women were killed and another woman wounded when a civilian car struck a roadside bomb in the Doabad area of the Khogyani district in southern Ghazni provicne.
In a similar incident, a child was killed and five other civilians were woudded in the Matakhel area of Yahyakhel district of southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday evening, said the governor’s spokesman, Mukhlis Afghan.
Two children were take to Kabul and as many others evacuated to a helath facility of international troops at the Bagram Airbase, he said.
In eastern Laghman province, three militants were killed and two others detained in two separate operations on Wednesday morning. A Taliban commander, Tawheed, was among the dead, said the governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak.
The commander’s wounded father was detained by Afghan and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers, he said, adding that weapons were also seized by coalition troops.
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