Former jihadi commander, 5 ALP personnel killed
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A former jihadi commander and five Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been killed in separate security incidents in northwestern Faryab province.
Pashton Kot district chief Abdul Qadir Qadiri told Pajhwok Afghan News commander Ghaibullah was killed on his way from Maimana, the provincial capital, to his home. He came under attack from unidentified gunmen in Chaqmaq area last night.
He said Ghaibullah was leading pro-government uprising members in his area, having differences with other commanders. A day earlier, local influential individuals and provincial High Peace Council members mediated between them and resolved their enmity.
Separately, five ALP members were killed in internal fighting in the Dahan Dara area of Pashton Kot. The district chief said the policemen were killed after two ALP commanders engaged in infighting over personal differences.
He said the slain ALP members included two brothers Asadullah and Abdullah, who were under the leadership of commander Piroz and another two brothers killed in the incident Mohammad Saleh and Ahmad Khalid were led by commander Hayat.
A civilian, who was carrying the bodies of the ALP members also killed by Hayat, he said. “Both sides are still in a state of fighting but we have sent security forces to the area to prevent more clashes,” Qadiri said.
Hayat is a pro-government commander from the Jamiat-I-Islami party while Piroz belongs to the Janbish-I-Milli Islami led by Vice-President Abdul Rashim Dostum
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