2 policemen killed in Helmand blast
The roadside bombing took place in the Tarkha Nawar area of Marja district, where police had launched an anti-poppy campaign, the governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Elsewhere in the province, an armed rebel was killed and a policeman sustained injuries during a clash in Garmsir district. A security official said another fighter was killed during a gunbattle in the Sistani area of Marja.
A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, claimed nine policemen, including two commanders, were killed in clashes with the fighters in Marja and Garmsir districts.
In eastern Nangarhar province, two drug smugglers were detained in Behsud district with 17 kilograms of opium. The drugs smuggled from Kunar and were destined for Jalalabad, Nangarhar police spokesman Maj. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal said.
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