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Police checkpoint commander killed in Sar-i-Pul

Police checkpoint commander killed in Sar-i-Pul

Apr 11, 2011 - 18:08

SAR-I-PULCITY(PANinfo-icon): A police checkpoint commander has been killed in an insurgent attack in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Monday.

The commander, Mohammad Rasul, was heading toward the checkpoint in Imaminfo-icon Jafar area on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul City, on Sunday evening when came under attack from Talibaninfo-icon, police chief, Brig. Gen. Asadulalh Sherzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attackers also took away a pistol of Mohammad Rasul, he said.

A resident of the area, Ghulam Nabi, 34, said the checkpoint commander was riding a bike when ambushed by Taliban. The fighters fled after killing Rasul, he added.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said a policeman was killed and two others, including a checkpoint commander, were injured when their patrolling convoy hit a roadside bomb in Sayad district.



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