1 rebel dead, 3 hurt in Faryab, Baghlan incidents
MAIMANA/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One militant was killed and three others wounded during two separate security incidents in northwestern Faryab and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said Monday.
Maj. Reza Reza, spokesman of Faryab 209th Shahin Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a bomb-maker Mullah Habibullah was seriously wounded when his own explosives when he was making a bomb went-off in a mosque in Almar district last evening.
He said that another militant wounded in the blast. Mohammad Saleh Saleh, Almar district chief, said Habibullah cousin of the Taliban’s shadow governor for Faryab lost his leg, hand and an eye in the incident.
The area where the militants were making bomb was under Taliban control, he said. Elsewhere, two people wounded in a bomb explosion in Pul-I-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province.
Police spokesman Javed Basharat said two civilians were wounded in a remote control bomb which exploded close to a police ranger near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) office on Sunday evening.
An eyewitness Mohammad Ashraf said that front part of the ranger pick-up was damaged and a civilian car was destroyed in the incident.
But a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed commander of Baghlan highway had been wounded in the blast.
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