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Taliban kill Gormatch police chief in captivity

Taliban kill Gormatch police chief in captivity

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:57

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon killed the district police chief for Ghormach district of northwestern Faryab province after keeping him captive for few days, an official said on Friday.

Taliban militants captured the Ghormach district and police headquarters and held the police chief and several security personnel captive following attacks on October 18.

A local official, who wished anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the district police chief, Abdul Majeed Galimbafi, had several times demanded helicopters from security organs to rescue them before his capture by rebels, but no one listened to his calls.

The source said Taliban militants after fierce clashes with security forces were able to capture Galimbafi alive.

The Afghan Red Crescent Societyinfo-icon (ARCS) head for Faryab Khal Mirza Sabori said he along with his team traveled to Ghormach district to shift the bodies of police officers.

He said they transferred the bodies of 13 police personnel including the corpse of the police chief. Galimbafi was alive until Thursday, but he was killed and his body thrown near the police headquarters building this morning, Sabori said.

The police chief was a former jihadiinfo-icon commander who also campaigned for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during 2014 presidential elections.

The ARCS said they would also hand over the bodies of Taliban militants killed during clashes to their families.



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