District police chief among 22 killedBy Pajhwok Report Aug 6, 2012 - 13:58
KABUL (PAN): A district police chief and 18 rebels were among 22 people killed in separate clashes, bombings and security operations in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, officials said on Monday.
The police chief for Charsadda district in western Ghor province was killed, while the administrative officer and district development council were injured at 9:30 am when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the area, provincial council member Abdul Rahim Razazada said.
Osman, the Chaghcharan mayor and the victim’s relative, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the district police chief, Gul Ahmad, was killed and three others, including his guard, were injured in the blast.
But deputy police chief Hussain Safawi said the bomb -- tied to a donkey was detonated with a remote-controlled device when the vehicle passed the areas.
Separately, six militants were killed and 11 others including three civilians wounded during a clash that erupted after a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the Kohistanat district of Sar-i-Pul province, local police commander Farooq said.
One policeman was injured and his father killed on Sunday night when Taliban attacked their house in the Mangoti area of Sar-i-Pul City, the acting police chief said.
Four fighters were killed and a fifth detained during a raid by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on a heroin factory in the Abdulkhel area of Achin district in Nangarhar province, said the administrative head of the town, Moalim Mashooq.
In the same province, militants attacked the Hesarak district headquarters from four directions at 10am on Monday, sparking a fierce clash with security personnel, said the district chief, Abdul Khaliq Maroof.
In the central province of Uruzgan, one police officer was killed and four others during a clash were in the Sar Shakhlo area on the outskirts of Tirinkot, the provincial capital. Police spokesman Farid Ayel said police commander, Shah Mohammad, was killed by his nephews, who were also policemen.
In the Deh Rawood district of the province, a tribal elder, Haji Naeem, was shot dead by the guerrillas late on Sunday when he was on his way home.
Separately, the Ministry of Interior said three Taliban commanders were among eight fighters killed and three others detained during police operations in Logar, Paktia, Khost and Nangarhar provinces.