7 civilians among 14 killed in clashes
LASHKARGA/TALUQAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least seven civilians, including two women, and as many insurgents were killed in fresh bout of violence in different parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday.
Two women died and another wounded in roadside bomb blast in the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, Police Spokesman Col. Abdul Ahad Chopan told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The mine exploded when the two women heading toward a graveyard struck the device in the Alizo Kariz locality Tuesday evening, Chopan said, adding the wounded woman was rushed to a local hospital.
Separately, four militants were killed during clearing operation the other day in the Nawi district, Col. Attaullah, head of the 215th Maiwand military Corps, said. Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
In northern Takhar province, two individuals were detained by the officials of National Directorate of Security (NDS) official. The suspects were Afghan nationals who had association with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).
The Governor Spokesman Sunatullah Taimori said the arrested insurgents were plotting to disrupt the June 14 runoff vote.
Elsewhere, five civilians and three militants were killed in separate incidents in the Dawlatabad district of northwestern Faryab province, the district administrative chief, said.
Abdul Salam Nazhat said three militants were killed in the overnight clash with security forces. Two civilian wounded when militants fired rocket at a house in the nearby locality.
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