ALP commander gunned down in Taliban attack
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Afghan Local Police (ALP) Commander Gul Jan has been killed in the Taliban attack in the Chahar Bulok district of northern Balkh province, an official said on Wednesday.
Deputy Police Chief Col. Abdul Razaq Qaderi tol Pajhwok Afghan News in the incident happened late on Tuesday in the Shash Pikal locality when Gul Jan was on his way to check-post from his home. one ALP official was wounded in the attack.
Hafizuddin, the resident of locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News Gul Jan was a prominent commander and reduced Taliban influence in the area to the greater extent. As usual, Taliban took responsibility for the attack.
Top ALP commander killing happened at times when security forces headed by Governor Atta Mohammad Noor launched clearing operations in some districts of the province against the insurgents.
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