Child among 3 dead in Faryab explosion, clash
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three people have been killed and six others wounded during separate security incidents in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.
Provincial council head, Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, told Pajhwok Afghan News one child was killed and four others were wounded in a bomb blast.
The explosion happened on Saturday evening when the improvised explosive device (IED) the children were playing with went off in the Kala Shakh area of Pashtoonkot district.
Ehsanullah, a doctor at the Afghan-Turk Hospital in Faryab, said the injured children were aged between 10 and 12 years and one of them was in critical condition.
An uprising commander, wishing anonymity, said the Taliban had taken the children to destroy a post they had captured last week from pro-government gunmen. The incident occurred at the post, he claimed.
Separately, one man was killed and two others were wounded during a clash between two illegal local commanders in the Aqblaq area of Balcharagh district.
Pashtoonkot district chief, Abdul Qadir Qadiri, said the clash erupted as a result of personal enmity. One illegal commander was killed and two of his gunmen were wounded.
“The problem between the two commanders is yet to be resolved; we have sent a delegation to the area to sort it out,” he added.
Elsewhere, police gunned down a bodyguard of a Junbish-i-Islami party member in Khwaja Sabzposh district.
Abdulla Masumi, the town’s administrative head, said the highway policeman involved in the incident had joined Taliban militants.
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