ALP men among 11 killed; heroin seized
Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed by unidentified armed individuals in the Shindand district of western Herat province on Wednesday evening, a security official told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Whishing not to be named, the official said the ALP personnel retaliated with rocket and gunfire. The source claimed one rocket hit a civilian house in the area, killing three women and injuring a child.
In southeastern Paktika, one rebel commander was killed and four others were injured on Wednesday night, when a group of insurgents stormed an ALP check-post in the Pirkoti area of Orgun district, the governor’s spokesman said.
Mukhlis Afghan identified the rebel commander as Naser Skarwata, saying one local policeman was killed, another injured and a vehicle damaged in the attack.
Four more rebels were killed when the explosives they were planting went off prematurely in the Khashrod district of western Nimroz province, police spokesman Javed Ahmad said. Mullah Rahmatullah, a rebel leader, was among the dead, he added.
Elsewhere in the province, 203 kilograms of heroin were recovered from two trucks in Zaranj, the provincial capital, police chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, told journalists.
A seven-member group was held in connection with the seizure, he said. The trucks were loaded in Nangarhar province with heroin that was to be smuggled to neighboring Iran.
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