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Driver killed, trucks torched on busy highway

Driver killed, trucks torched on busy highway

Feb 15, 2013 - 12:49

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): A driver was killed and two trucks were torched during a gunbattle between police and armed rebels in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.

The clash erupted in Third Farm area of Batikot district on Thursday evening after insurgents stormed a convoy of commercial goods, the district chief, Mirza Mohammad Nasrat, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

As a result, he said the busy highway remained closed for 90 minutes. The trucks were carrying trade goods from Pakistaninfo-icon into Afghanistaninfo-icon.

A healthinfo-icon clinic official in Batikot, Dr. Abdul Fatah Siddiqui, confirmed receiving a dead body from the clash site. The Talibaninfo-icon are yet to comment on the incident.




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