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Taliban kill ALP personnel, his parents in Ghazni

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Taliban kill ALP personnel, his parents in Ghazni

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Nov 12, 2014 - 14:20

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon shot dead a local police (ALP) member and his parents during an overnight attack on their home in the troubled Andar district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.

The insurgents first killed the local policeman and went on to murder his father and mother in the Qadamkhel area on Tuesday night, the governor’s spokesman, Shafique Nang, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attackers fled the area after killing the three, but police had launched a search operation to arrest them, he said.

Mohammad Khalil, a resident of the area, told Pajhwok Afghan News that armed Taliban men broke into the house of the Afghan Local Police personnel, killing him and his parents inside.

He identified the slain ALP personnel as Noor Mohammad, who had joined the force some time ago.

But a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the fighters ambushed a local policeman and his son, who served his father’s bodyguard, killing both.

Elsewhere in the district, Taliban insurgents stormed the house of a resident in the Zai area the same night and shot him dead, local residents said.

Resident Ahmad Shah told Pajhwok Afghan News that the slain person was a caretaker of a telecommunication tower in the area.

A doctor on duty at the civil hospital in Ghazni City, Noorullah, said they had been delivered a seriously wounded person from Andar, but they referred him to Kabulinfo-icon. He said the man had been shot in the head and chest.

The Taliban have so far not commented about the incident.

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