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Highway commander among 5 killed in blast

Highway commander among 5 killed in blast

Aug 06, 2016 - 17:43

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The commander for the Azra-Khaki Jabbar highway in central Logar province has been killed in a bomb blast along with four other security personnel, an official saidon Saturday.

Salim Saleh, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Maj. Syed Sattar Hashimi was killed in a bomb blast late on Friday when he was going from Azra district to Kabulinfo-icon.

“The bomb was planted by Talibaninfo-icon in the Omar village of Khak-i-Jabbar district,” he said, adding that the highway was insecure.

Logar provincial council head, Qaribullah Sadat, confirmed the incident and blamed the Taliban for the bomb attack.

However, the Taliban have not yet commented on the incident so far.

Four days ago, six civilians including a woman were killed in a roadside bombing on the highway.




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