District chief’s body found; accident claims 6 lives
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least six people were killed and five others wounded in a traffic accident in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.
The incident took place on the Kandahar-Herat highway Wednesday night when a passenger car crashed into a vehicle of Afghan Special Forces, the governor’s spokesman said.
Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the Special Forces personnel were on their way to Kandahar when one of their vehicles ploughed into a passenger car. An investigation into the incident had been launched, he said.
Separately, gunmen killed a former chief of Nish district. Hayat Khan served as the district’s administrative chief a year ago. He was kidnapped by unknown gunmen from his house the other day and his body was found in Mia Koh locality late on Wednesday.
In Panjwai district, two children were wounded in an explosion. According to Khpalwak, the children were injured after stepping on a landmine. They were evacuated to hospital by police.
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