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NDS officer dead in Maidan Wardak blast

NDS officer dead in Maidan Wardak blast

Aug 16, 2012 - 16:16

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) operative was killed when the landmine he was defusing went off prematurely in the central province of Maidan Wardak, an official said on Thursday.

The incident took place in the Sur Pul area on the outskirts of Maidan Shahr, the provincial capital, an intelligence official told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity.

He identified the victim as Mohammad Zahir, who was an expert in defusing bombs. Zahir had been able to defuse one of the two mines. The second bomb went off when he tried to defuse it.


met�)16�`;nd:white'>Two days ago, Afghan border forces clashed with Pakistani soldiers near the Durand Lineinfo-icon for seven hours. Shinwari praised Dangam district residents, tribal elders and youth for assisting their forces during the skirmish.


He assured the people of Nuristan, Kunar and Nangarhar provinces that the brave Afghan soldiers were ready to give a tit-for-tat response to foreign aggression.

Another senior border police commander, Col. Mohammad Ayub Hussainkhel, said border police were more responsible for the country’s defence than the common people.

Border police spokesman Mohammad Idrees Momand told Pajhwok Afghan News 56 militants were killed and wounded during security operations over the past four months. Another 31 insurgents were captured alive, he added.

Nine border policemen were killed and a dozen others wounded in 10 bomb blasts during the period, he said, claiming 55 Kalashnikovs with 57 magazines and other ammunitions were seized.



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