Civilians among 14 dead in security incidents
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least seven civilians, nine policemen and six insurgents have been killed and nine others wounded during separate security incidents in different parts of the country, officials said Sunday.
Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman for southern Ghazni province, told Pajhwok Afghan News a man, his wife and their two sons were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Abu Jan village of Gilan district on Saturday evening.
He alleged the bomb was planted by militants.
Elsewhere, two civilians were killed and six others wounded in a similar incident in Daimirdad district of Maidan Wardak province on Sunday morning.
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, said the incident took place when a roadside bomb hit a civilian car in Sultan Khail area of the district at around 7:30 am.
Two civilians were killed and six others, including a woman and two children injured, in the blast, he said.
In Ghazni province, one Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and three militants were killed in a firefight in Qarabagh district when insurgents mounted attack on a police check post, Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman said.
Militants did not comment on the incidents so far.
In western Farah province, five Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel were killed in a firefight with insurgents in Balabolak district late Saturday, provincial police chief said.
Brig. Gen. Fazil Mohammad Samad Yar said militants attacked policemen in Kansak village when they were on their way to Farah City, the provincial capital.
In the ensuing gun battle, five policemen were killed and another wounded who was instantly evacuated to Farah Civil Hospital.
After reinforcement, police recovered arms and ammunition and nabbed one of the insurgents.
However, Taliban have not yet commented on the attack. Elsewhere, a traffic accident left one person dead and three others wounded in Farah.
According to another report, Taliban stormed two police posts in Sangin district of Helmand province last night.
Provincial police chief Col. Nabi Jan Malakhel said that two policemen were killed and six others wounded during the firefight. He said rebels also suffered heavy casualties, but he had no exact figures.
Taliban did not comment on the incidents so far.
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