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10 dead in Faryab traffic accident, Taliban attacks

10 dead in Faryab traffic accident, Taliban attacks

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Mar 17, 2016 - 21:39

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Eight people were killed on Thursday when a passenger car plunged into a river in northwestern Faryab province, where two security personnel were killed by the Talibaninfo-icon, officials said on Thursday.

Amrullah, administrative chief for Garziwan district where the traffic accident occurred, told Pajhwok Afghan News the car fell into the river due to heavy rainfall and dilapidated condition of the road. The river is 50 metres deep.

After the car’sfall into the river, passengers could not open the vehicle’s gates and were drowned. Efforts were being made to fish out the victims’ bodies, the official said.

Separately, a police staff sergeant was killed by the Taliban in Quram Qul district. The border policeman was traveling in his uniform when captured by the Taliban, said Safar Mohammad, a senior police official.

In Sherin Tagab district, another Afghan Local Police (ALP) official was killed by the militants. A security official, who wished to go unnamed, said Najmuddin was caught in a Taliban ambush on his way to the market. The Taliban also snatched the policeman’s weapon.

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