Ghor deputy police chief injured, 14 Taliban dead in clash
MAIMANA/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Deputy Police Chief of western Ghor province has been wounded during a clash with militants, while a 14-year-old boy joined the Taliban ranks after killing a policeman in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.
Fourteen Taliban were killed and Mohammad Zaman Azemi, deputy police Chief, and some commando forces were wounded during in a clash during a clearing operation in Pasabad district on Thursday, Ghor Governor Ghulam Nasir Khadai said.
Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Mustafa Muhsani said 117 security personnel and over 500 Taliban have been killed and wounded during clashes in Pasaband district from the past three months.
Separately, Niamatullah, 14, the son of an employee of police headquarters in Khawaja Sabz Posh district of Faryab, shot dead a policeman late on Thursday and joined the Taliban ranks, the town’s administrative chief said.
A security official, who wished to go unnamed, confirmed the incident and said police had opened investigation into the incident.
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