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4 police dead in bomb attack, Taliban commander killed in raid

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4 police dead in bomb attack, Taliban commander killed in raid

May 16, 2016 - 15:03

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in the Joyen district of western Farah province while a Talibaninfo-icon commander was eliminated in a drone strike in eastern Kunar province on Monday, an official said.

Mohammad Naser Mahrawi, the Farah governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the policemen were patrolling the main district road construction when hit by the bomb in the morning.

He said four policemen were killed in the incident that took place in Abkhor village of the district. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

A Taliban commander was killed in a drone strike in Kunar province. Deputy police chief, Syed Maqsood Pacha, said the raid took place in the Gandil area of Manogai district Sunday night.

He said the Taliban commander was killed and two of his accomplices were wounded in the attack. Civilians suffered no casualties in the incident, Pacha said.




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