2 uprising commanders killed, 6 robbers arrested
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two uprising commanders and a police officer were killed during separate security incidents in northwestern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, official said on Wednesday.
Jawzjan police officer Col. Abdul Manan Raufi told Pajhwok Afghan News uprising commander Abdul Ghaffar and one police official were killed when the pick-up they were traveling in struck a roadside bomb in Khamab district.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack and said two security personnel had been killed and three others wounded in the bombing. Three motorcycles in pick-up were destroyed, he added.
Elsewhere, another uprising commander was gunned down in the Almar district of Faryab, a local official said on condition of anonymity. Hayatullah came under attack in Tijam area on Tuesday night.
The source linked the murder to personal enmity, saying the family of the slain commander had identified the killers.
A resident of the area, Ghulam Sakhi, said the involvement of an illegal commander, Saleh, was suspected of involvement in the incident. But a Taliban commander claimed he was behind the killing of Hayatullah.
According to another report, two groups of robbers were busted in Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province. Crime branch chief Col. Abdul Hadi said three thieves were arrested with six motorcycles.
Another three robbers, accused of looting shops, were also detained separately, Hadi said.
Ismatullah, a mobile phone seller in Zaranj, alleged the robbers had broken the wall of his shop last week to steal several telephone sets worth 100,000 afghanis.
Security officials said the robbers were under investigation and the items recovered from them would be returned to their owners.
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