4 rebels, civilian dead in Badghis airstrike
QALA-E-NAW (Pajhwok): Four militants and a civilian were killed in an airstrike after insurgents stormed a security check post in the Qadis district of western Badghis province on Friday, an official said.
Baha-ud-din Qadsi, provincial council head, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban attacked the check post, which was repulsed by security forces started airstrike from helicopter.
Two other rebels were also wounded in the air assault. Taliban took refuge with a nearby shepherd who was also killed in the airstrike, Qadsi said, adding that militants fled the area.
Meanwhile, Abdul Aziz Baig, deputy head of provincial council, said that Mohammad Hashim, district chief, was not happy with the appointment of Mullah Faiz Mohammad as police chief of the province.
Mohammad Hashim was police chief four year ago of Jwand district when Taliban took control of the area for one day but later the Afghan National Army (ANA) flushed Taliban out of the district.
Baig accused Hasim for his incompetency and feared had Hasim remained as police chief, Jwand would have fallen to Taliban again.
Mullah Bismillah, a local resident, feared that security situation would deteriorate if ANA would leave Jwand district.
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