3 kidnapped highway policemen beheaded in Faryab
Insurgents slit the throats of three highway policemen in the Qaiser district of Faryab province and abducted two others on Tuesday, the highway police commander, Hayatullah Surkhabi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the Taliban kidnapped the police officials in Kunjuk locality when they were on their way home. The slain policemen had left the check post for home without seeking permission from the check-post commander and were seized and beheaded by the insurgents in Chal Gazi area.
Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, the Qaiser administrative chief, confirmed the incident and said bodies of the policemen were found along the Ghormach-Qaisar road.
Elsewhere, two policemen and seven Taliban fighters were killed and another 16 rebels wounded during a clash in the Dand-i-Ghori district of Baghlan province, the provincial deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Rashid Bashir, said.
The clash broke out after insurgents attacked the security forces, he said, adding that more security forces had been dispatch to the area as the fighting continued.
Meanwhile, four children were wounded in a rocket strike blamed on the Taliban in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital. Police have started investigation to know the direction from where the four rockets were fired.
In capital Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials detained three suspected terrorists, who were identified as Gauhar Rahman, Mohammad Zakir from Badakhshan province and Mohammad Halim from Baghlan province. The detainees have reportedly confessed to their involvement in terrorist activities.
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