Bombers among 30 dead in Zabul, Farah
QALAT/FARAH (Pajhwok): Three suspected suicide bombers were killed on Tuesday when the explosives-laden truck they rode accidently went off in southern Zabul province, police said.
Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Rogh Liwanai told Pajhwok Afghan News the truck was en route to Qalat city, the provincial capital, and exploded in Barakzai area, killing three suspected bombers inside.
He said police had prior reports about a possible truck bomb attack. The police stopped the truck, but it suddenly exploded. There were no casualties among the police, he said.
However, a Taliban spokesman Zabihulalh Mujahid claimed tens of policemen were killed and wounded in the blast.
In western Farah province, 22 rebels, including three commanders, and two policemen were killed during a clash that left three civilians dead and another 31 insurgents wounded in the Bala Buluk district.
Farah police chief. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Razaq Yaqubi about 400 militants launched coordinated attacks on police posts along the Farah-Farahrud highway on Monday, sparking a clash that continued till 10pm last night.
Two policemen were also killed and two others wounded during the clash that blocked the highway for some time, he added.
Farah governor’s spokesman Jawad Afghan said two civilians were killed when a rocket hit a house in Ganjabad village of the district during the clash.
A resident of Shiwan village of Bala Buluk district, Gul Ahmad, said a woman was killed and her three children wounded when a mortar shell hit their house.
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