ANA commander killed in roadside blast
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A senior officer of the Afghan National Army was killed in an improvised explosive device attack in central Logar province on Friday.
The death of Col. Halim Shah Qadiri, associated with the 203rd Thunder Corps, was announced in a short statement from the governor's house in southeastern Khost province.
Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi announced his deep shock at Qadiri's demise and prayed to Almighty Allah to shower His eternal blessings on the departed soul.
The deceased belonged to the Dara-i-Noor district of eastern Nangarhar province and actively participated in the jihad against the Soviet occupation forces. He had also commanded an ANA battalion in Kunar province.
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