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Police officer among 6 killed in Ghazni

Police officer among 6 killed in Ghazni

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Aug 19, 2012 - 16:35

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): Two key commanders were among five insurgents killed during separate operations in southern Ghazni province, where a police officer was shot dead, officials said on Sunday.

The first police district chief in Ghazni city, the provincial capital, was gunned down by unknown assailants late on Saturday night, the governor’s spokesman, Sabawoon, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attackers managed to flee the scene, old Ghazni city, after killing Khan Mohammad, and injuring his bodyguard. The incident took place metres away from the governor’s house and the police headquarters.

Sabawoon blamed the insurgents for killing Mohammad. However, no one has so far claimed responsibility for the murder.

Ahead of Eidul Fitr being celebrated today, security officials have said stringent security arrangements have been put in place for the festival.

Meanwhile, five insurgents, including two key commanders, were killed by foreign troops in their separate operations in the Gilan and Gero districts late on Saturday night.

Intelligence official Syed Shah Sadat told Pajhwok Afghan News the dead rebels included commanders Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad Gul and Mullah Amin.

Another rebel commander identified as Mullah Rahmatullah had been arrested, he said.

Elsewhere, a district prison commander was killed when the bomb planted in his vehicle went off in southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday.

The Greshk district jail commander, Mohammad Ismail, had parked his car outside the jail premises. The bomb exploded as he sit in the car, the Greshk district police chief Guli Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News.

An official of the prison, Raz Mohammad, said the bomb went off in the prison chief’s vehicle as he reached close to it. He died on the spot.

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