Faryab violence claims 8 lives
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two influential figures, as many Afghan Local Police (ALP) members and a civilian were killed by armed rebels on the Qaisar-Maimana highway in northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.
Police chief, Brig. Gen. Toryalai Abdyani, said the victims were on their way to Qaisar district from Maimana, when their vehicle came under rebel attack in Qul Ahani area. Three attackers were killed and five others wounded in a firefight with police.
He identified the influential figures as Ghulam Sakhi and Syed Arbab. Local council head Ahmad Farhad said a young boy, Painda Mohammad, was also killed in the insurgent attack.
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