Policemen among 11 dead in fresh violence
LASHKARGAH/KHOST (Pajhwok): Five policemen and six militants have been killed during separate security incidents in southern Helmand, southeastern Khost and central Parwan provinces, officials said Tuesday.
Helmand police chief Col. Pacha Gul Bakhtyar told Pajhwok Afghan News that five policemen and four rebels were killed during a clash in Sangin district Monday night.
He said that the clash erupted in northern region of the district after militants stormed police posts.
Elsewhere, a bomb maker was killed and three members of a family wounded in a house in southern region of Khost city.
Governor’s spokesman Mubariz Zadran said that the rebel killed in the incident was expertise in bombs making.
A security official wishing anonymity said that a little son of the rebel was also killed in the incident.
According to another report, a militant was killed and three others arrested during a clash in central Parwan province.
Provincial crime branch chief Lutf Rahman Rashad said a convoy of foreign forces came under militants attack last night in which one militant was killed and three others detained in the ensuing battle.
He said that Afghan security forces and foreign forces suffered no casualties during the clash.
But a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed killing a number of foreign forces and damaging two tanks during the overnight clash in Parwan province.
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