2 police killed, 5 wounded in Takhar blast
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Two policemen were killed and five others wounded on Sunday when a vehicle carrying two top security officials hit a roadside bomb in northern Takhar province.
Provincial deputy police chief Attiqullah Haidari told Pajhwok Afghan News the landmine ripped through a tank carrying Haji Daud Agha, the provincial police chief, and Haji Ibrahim, the provincial intelligence chief, on Sunday afternoon in Khwaja Ghar district of the province.
The two senior security officials were visiting the district as a part of a chain of operations and came under attack while returning from the district in Zardkamar area.
The two escaped unhurt, but two policemen were killed and two others were wounded in the blast, Agha said.
Takhar Civil Hospital’s deputy director, Dr. Ajmal Frotan, said they had received two dead bodies and five injured persons from the scene. Two of the wounded were in stable condition, he added.
The governor’s spokesman, Sunatullah Taimor, confirmed the blast and said currently a clash was underway between security forces and Taliban in Qarlaq area of Khwaja Ghar district.
Haji Daud is brother of Gen. Mohammad Daud Daud, former deputy minister of interior.
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