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Ex-uprising leader, son injured in Ghazni attack

Ex-uprising leader, son injured in Ghazni attack

Aug 30, 2016 - 19:36

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Two Talibaninfo-icon gunmen were killed and another three wounded after they attacked the house of a former uprising group leader in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.

The rebels attacked the house of Akhter Mohammad, a former anti-Taliban militia leader, in Ghazni City, the provincial capital, on Monday midnight.

Police spokesman Fahim Amarkhel said Akhter Mohammad and his son who exchanged fire with the attackers, were wounded.

“The Taliban first lobbed hand grenades into Mohammad’s house, Mohammad and his son were awake and started a gun-battle with them and security forces also reached to their aid.”

He said two attackers were killed and three others were wounded in the incident. The rebels had fled the area leaving behind a walkie-talkie and two guns.

A neighbor of Akhter Mohammad in Pashtunabad area of the city, Jalaluddin, told Pajhwok Afghan News it was midnight when the house of Akhter Mohammad was attacked.

He said there were also police guards at the gate of Mohammad’s house and they exchanged fire with the attackers. Jalaluddin saw blood at the scene when he went there in the morning.

He confirmed the father and son had been wounded and the attackers had also suffered casualties.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejected if the fighters had entered Mohammad’s house, saying he was ambushed on a road.

He said three fighters were injured in the ensuing clash and one of them was in critical condition.

Few years ago, Akhter Mohammad was part of the uprising against Taliban militants in Andar district, but he has left that job. He has lost five relatives to the uprising.


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