ALP officials among 4 killed in violence
MAIMANA/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least four persons, including two Afghan Local police (ALP) officials, have been killed in incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Thursday.
Two ALP commanders Qahraman and Mohammad Rahim were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Pashtun Kot district of northwestern Faryab province, crime branch chief, Maj. Mohammad Aman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, son of Mohammad Qadir Rahmani, the provincial council member, said the slain individuals were his father’s bodyguards.
Separately, a pro-government armed man was gunned down and four others, including two civilians, wounded in an attack by masked men in the Aqch district of northern Jawzjan province, police chief said.
One assailant was also killed in the exchange of gun fire, Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani added.
But, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed claimed killing three ALP officials and injuring five others in the attack.
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