ALP commander, 3 girls killed in Helmand incidents
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and three girls have been killed in separate incidents in southern Helmand province, officials said on Tuesday.
The governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News ALP commanderSultan Mohammad was killed and three policemen were wounded in a Taliban attack.
He said the insurgents assaulted Mohammad in the Parchawi area of Nawa district late on Monday. The fighters rocketed the armoured vehicle the ALP officer was travelling in.
Militants also suffered casualties in return fire from the security personnel, he said without providing exact figures.
However, a Nawa-based police official, who wished not to be named, said four ALP members including the commander were wounded in the attack.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi said the ALP commander was killed and several other policemen were wounded in the attack.
Separately, Zwak said, a mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a house in the PopalzaiKhakh area of Greshk district on Monday.
He said three girls were killed and two women injured in the incident. The militants wanted to hit a security post but the mortar shell landed in a civilian house.
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