Bangi district executive chief dead in landmine blast
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The executive chief for Bangi district was died in a landmine blast, provincial police chief said, claiming police gunned down Taliban shadow governor for western Herat province on Saturday.
Maj. Gen. Abdul Hamid Rozi told a press conference that Taliban’s-designated governor Haji Wazir had a meeting with his colleagues in a house when security forces conducted raid.
The militant resorted to fire upon police party and in the ensuing Haji Wazir was killed while his cousin, son-in-law and other family members were apprehended.
The slain Taliban leader was allegedly involved in murder, kidnappings and several other anti-state activities. Taliban have not commented on the incident so far.
The police chief said that a group of three persons involved in kidnapping had also been busted. The group had kidnapped a child which has been in their custody, he added.
Meanwhile, Sunatullah Taimoor, the spokesman for Takhar acting governor, said district executive chief Mohammad Yonus was killed and his 12 year-old son wounded when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went-off.
Najmudin, a local resident, said that militants could not openly do anti-state activities but they secretly targeted government and police officials.
Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, claimed killing the Bangi district chief executive.
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