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Fresh spate of violence claims 10 lives

Fresh spate of violence claims 10 lives

Sep 24, 2011 - 15:10

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Two would-be suicide bombers were among 10 people killed in a fresh spate of violence in different parts of the country, officials said on Saturday.

The bombers, wearing border police uniform, were shot dead at 8:30am when they were approaching a police centre in Qaisar district of northern Faryab province.

A spokesman for the 303rd Pamir police Zone, Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, said their suicide vests exploded when police open fire on them after they defied signals to stop.

Explosives-rigged motorbikes were recovered from the bombers, said a spokesman for the first brigade of the 209th Shaheen Military Corps, Mohammad Raza.

Separately, a commander was among six insurgents killed during an operation by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) personnel in the Chahar Boldak district of northern Balkh province, the alliance said.

The militant leader was responsible for attacking aircraft in the region and supplying weapons to insurgents in the province, a statement from ISAF said.

The rebels were killed in retaliatory fire from the security personnel during the operation, the statement added. The force detained three suspected fighters and confiscated multiple weapons, including a machinegun, assault rifles and hand grenades.

Elsewhere, a former jihadiinfo-icon commander was killed along with his friend by unidentified gunmen in central Logar province on Friday night. Wazir, a former commander of the Jamiat-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon, was shot dead at a wedding ceremony in Pul-i-Alam, said the police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai.

"Some armed people entered the commander's house at dinner time and threatened all guests," said a participant of the wedding, Hamidullah. The men escaped after kiling Wazir and his friend.



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