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Helmand police chief survives car suicide attack

Helmand police chief survives car suicide attack

Jun 17, 2013 - 08:33

LASHKARGAH (PAN): The police chief escaped unhurt in a car suicide bombing that ripped through his convoy on a main road in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand, injuring three people, an official said.

The attacker crashed his explosives-laden car into the police chief Nabi Ilham’s armoured vehicle around 6:30am near the Latif Square, the deputy governor said.

Ahmad Massoud Bakhtawar told Pajhwok Afghan News Ilham survived the attack, but a civilian and two police guards were injured.

Ilham said he was on his way to work when the attack occurred, damaging his vehicle and injuring his two guards and a passerby.

He said he would continue to fight against the enemies of Afghanistaninfo-icon and hostile elements who had put the lives of Afghan people at risk.

The injured shopkeeper, Timur Shah, said he was carrying goods for his shop from a nearby market when the blast took place

“I saw the police chief coming down from his vehicle and was driven away in another police vehicle,” he said.


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