3 gas factory workers killed in Jawzjan
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three workers of a gas factory have been killed in Shiberghan, the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said Saturday.
Provincial police chief Col. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News a security post of Khwaja Gogirdak gas factory came under militants attack last night.
Three workers who were guarding the facility were killed by armed rebels in the ensuing gun battle, he said, adding that insurgents managed to flee after the incident.
Director of the Afghan-Gas Enterprise of the Ministry of Petroleum and Gas said that security post was located three kilometers away from the factory.
He said that the authorities’ concerned were tasked to deploy security personnel to protect the facility but the problem had yet to be resolved.
More than a thousand people work on the Shiberghan Gas Factory. Security guards of the factory often come under attacks that caused casualties.
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