Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Taliban claim attack on vice-president's security convoy

Taliban claim attack on vice-president's security convoy

Oct 14, 2012 - 13:27

CHARIKARinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A convoy of the guards of 2nd Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili came under militant attack in the Sheikh Ali district of central Parwan province on Sunday, officials said.

The insurgents fired with RPG and 82-mm artillery at the convoy in the Tangi Lali area of the district at 10am, the town’s administrative head, Noor Aqa Sami, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attackers fled the area after a 30-minute clash, he said, adding the engagement caused no casualties. Khalili visited Bamyan to inaugurate expansion work on the Shibertu airport before flying back to Kabulinfo-icon on Saturday.

As usual, the Talibaninfo-icon claimed responsibility for the attack, with their spokesman saying that Khalili and other senior officials were attacked on their way back to Kabul in the Tangi Lalai area of Sheik Ali district.

Eight security guards of the vice-president were killed and several others wounded in the assault, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, who said a number of vehicles were damaged.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update