Civilians among 10 killed in fresh bout of violence
SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Three Afghan Local Policemen (ALP), including a commander, and two civilians have been killed in two separate blasts in northern Jawzjan and Kunduz provinces, officials said on Wednesday.
Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi, a senior police official in Jawzjan, told Pajhwok Afghan News Abdul Ghani, an ALP commander, was killed along with two other policemen in an improvised explosive device (IED) device blast on Tuesday night.
Injured the blast , a third ALP official is said to be in critical health condition. Col. Khashi said the guestroom, where the explosion occurred, was destroyed.
Sakhidad, a resident of the area, said: “We heard a heavy explosion at around 11:00 pm and when our family members came out of home in the morning, they found three dead bodies.”
Separately, five rebels and two ALP personnel who joined the Taliban ranks a month earlier, attacked a police check-post in Qush Tepa district. In the ensuing battle, all seven were killed.
Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, Jawzjan police chief, claimed arresting four drug smugglers with 53 kilograms of narcotics. The detainees allegedly wanted to smuggle the drugs to Turkmenistan.
Separately, Sarwar Hussaini, police spokesperson in Kunduz, said explosive material placed in a private vehicle went-off, leaving two civilians and six others including two ALP personnel wounded.
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