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District official survives bomb attack; alleged robbers held

District official survives bomb attack; alleged robbers held

Jul 14, 2015 - 12:40

FIROZKOH/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): A district police chief in western Ghorinfo-icon province has survived a bomb blast that left two civilians injured, while five armed thieves have been detained in central Bamyan province, officials said Tuesday.

Ghor police chief Maj. Mohammad Zaman Azimi told Pajhwok Afghan News police chief for Dolina district was traveling in his car from the capital city to the district center when hit by a roadside bomb in Ahangaran area on Monday evening.

He said the district police chief had survived the attack but two passersby wounded in the incident.

Provincial civil hospital director Dr. Juma Gul Yaqoobi confirmed receiving two injured people at the hospital and said the wounded were in stable condition.

Elsewhere, five robbers were arrested in Bamyan province.

The governor’s spokesman Abdur Rahman Ahmadi said the robbers were allegedly involved in several looting cases. They were detained in Yakawlang district.

He said the thieves had looted several passengers on Shato and Diwalak passes and involved in stealing livestock of Yakawlong residents. The men confessed to committing the crime.

Provincial police spokesman Mohammad Hasan Habibi said that 20 mobile phones, a Kalashnikov cartridge and two motorcycles were also recovered from the robbers, he added.



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