3 ALP men killed; 500kg drugs seized
GHAZNI CTY/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Three Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed in an insurgent attack and a woman was injured in a separate rocket fire in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.
The three ALP men were killed on Sunday night after armed insurgents stormed their posts in the Gilan district, said the governor’s spokesman.
Shafique Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News he had no figures, but the assailants had also suffered casualties during the ensuing clash that took place in Bakhtyar area.
He also said the same night, a woman was injured when a Taliban-fired rocket hit her house in the Qarabagh district.
He said the rocket was aimed at a police post, but it missed the target and hit a civilian house.
A Taliban’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, rejected the fighters had attacked ALP posts in the Gilan district, saying the three ALP men had been killed as a result of infighting.
But his claim rejected by local officials.
In central Logar province, police seized hundreds of kilograms of narcotics from a land cruiser vehicle on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital.
Police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told Pajhwok Afghan News 500 kg of drugs were recovered from the vehicle in the Padkhwab Shana area.
One person had been arrested and was currently being interrogated in connection with the seizure, he said.
Ishaqzai said Logar was poppy-free province, but sometimes drug smugglers used routes passing through Logar to smuggle drugs to other provinces.
He said the drugs seized were destined for southern Ghazni province from the Azra district.
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