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Policeman, civilian shot dead in Herat

Policeman, civilian shot dead in Herat

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Feb 20, 2012 - 15:35

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Two people, including a policeman, were shot dead and as many civilians injured by unidentified motorcyclists in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said on Monday.

The incident happened in the Azizabad area late on Sunday when two men riding a bike opened fire on a walking policeman, the district garrison commander, Mohammad Salim, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the policeman and a civilian were killed and another two civilians sustained injuries in the attack. The assailants managed to flee.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahamadi, said a local police commander was shot dead by one of their fighters in the area.

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