Woman among 6 killed in Faryab, Jawzjan clashes
Gunmen loyal to Ghulam Nabi, a local commander, hurled a hand grenade into the house of Mullah Faizullah, killing two people and injuring six others, including two women, in the Garziwan district of Faryab.
A member of the provincial council from the district, Sibghatullah Selab, told Pajhwok Afghan News two of the injured were in critical condition.
District chief Abdul Razzaq Kakar linked the clashto an old enmity and political rivalry between Faizullah, a commander of Junbish-i-Mili Party, and Ghulam Nabi Shuja of the Jamiat-i-Islami in Zang valley.
The incident claimed three lives and resulted in injuriesto five others. A woman died of hearing an explosion during the clash, a resident of the area said on condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, Taliban shot dead two locals, including the father of a local policeman, in the Ghul Boyan area of the district, Kakar said.Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ahad was killed during a clash with local people and police in the area.
Another commander was gunned down in retaliatory firefrom police in the Sherbeg area of the Qush Tepa district of Jawzjan province, the deputy police chief said.
Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi added a local policeman was also injured in the gun-battle.Taliban wanted to revenge the death of their eight fighters who had been killed last week by Afghan security personnel.
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