Passenger among 6 killed in Kunduz, Bamyan violence
KUNDUZ/BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Five Taliban militants have been killed in northeastern Kunduz province while a passenger was shot dead by robbers in central Bamyan province, officials said on Monday.
Maj. Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, commander of Afghan National Army (ANA) in Kunduz province, said five rebels, including a dreaded commander, were killed during an operation launched in Khanabad district.
Six other militants, he said were wounded in the clashes but security forces suffered no casualties.
However, Taliban on their website confirmed the death of only two militants in the operation but claimed killing five ANA soldiers and leaving five others wounded.
Elsewhere, two drug smugglers along with 14 kilograms of narcotics were captured in Kunduz province.
Provincial police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini confirmed the incident.
Separately, armed robbers shot dead a passenger and took all belongings of other passengers in Yakawlang district of Bamyan province.
Passengers said that they were travelling from Dara-i-Suf district of Samangan province to Bamyan when robbers deprived them of their cash and other valuables.
They said that dacoits took mobile telephones and 112,000 Afghanis from all 11 passengers.
One of the passengers Mohammad Musa said: “Four armed robbers stopped us and started searching us. They took all our mobile phones and money and then escaped.”
He said that robbers left them and attacked a Surf Model car and killed a passenger. The robbers took the Surf car with them and fled, Musa added.
Bamyan police Chief Lt. Col. Mohammad Ali Lakzai confirmed the incident and said the slain passenger was taken by police and an investigation was underway.
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