Nimroz police chief killed in bomb attack
ZARANJ (PAN): The police chief of southeastern Nimroz province was killed in a roadside bombing in neighbouring Herat province on Monday, an official said.
The incident took place at 8am when the vehicle carrying Col. Mohammad Musa Rasuli struck a roadside bomb in Adarskan district, said the deputy police chief of Nimroz.
Maj. Rahmatullah told Pajhwok Afghan News Rasuli, who was wounded in the blast, succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital. Rasul was returning from a seminar in Kabul.
Herat police chief, Maj. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hamidi, confirmed the death, saying the explosion caused no other casualties.
As usual, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, asserted responsibility for the blast, saying that Rasuli was killed and three policemen were injured in the incident.
A team had been sent to the area to investigate the blast that only killed the police chief, said police spokesman for the western zone, Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi.
Nimroz Governor Mohammad Sarwar Subat said it was a magnetic bomb exploded inside Rasuli’s private car.
Rasuli’s security guard was injured in the bombing, said a family member of the victim, Mohammad Nasim, who called for an urgent investigation of the incident.
In Kabul, the Ministry of Interior strongly denounced the murder, blaming Afghanistan’s enemies -- a euphemism for the Taliban -- for the attack.
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