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District police chief wounded in roadside blast

District police chief wounded in roadside blast

Nov 25, 2011 - 15:06

SAR-I-PUL (PANinfo-icon): A district police chief and a passer-by were wounded in a roadside bombing in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Friday, an official said.

Sancharak district police head, Abdul Hakim, was injured in the blast on the way from his residence to the district centre to attend a gathering there.

The roadside bomb hit the Ranger pick-up carrying Hakim in the Khwaja Surkh area at 10.30am, the provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Yaqub Zabuli blamed the Talibaninfo-icon for the bomb attack, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility. 

He said police transferred the injured police official to a hospital in the provincial capital, where he is said to be in stable condition.



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