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4 civilians wounded in clash on Mazar-Shebrghan highway

4 civilians wounded in clash on Mazar-Shebrghan highway

Nov 13, 2018 - 15:36

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Four civilians were injured during a clash while a fuel tanker was torched and another fuel tanker was seized by Talibaninfo-icon militants on Mazar-Shebrghan highway, officials said on Tuesday.

Deputy police chief of northern Balkh province, Abdul Razaq Qaderi, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the first incident took place when Taliban insurgents attacked Afghan National Army (ANA) forces.

He said that a 404 model bus passing on Mazar-Shebrghan highway was hit with some bullets that caused injury to four passengers inside it.

The healthinfo-icon condition of two of the injured passengers was critical, Qaderi added.

In a separate incident, he said that Taliban insurgents attacked fuel tankers on the same highway this morning. However, he did not provide further details about the incident.

Meanwhile, Chaharbolak district chief, Zabihullah Zabih, told Pajhwok that Taliban militants torched a fuel tanker and took away the second one on Mazar-Shebrghan highway on Tuesday morning.

It is unclear where the tankers were moving and whom they belonged, he said. Zabih added that a policeman was also injured during a clash on Monday.

However, Taliban did not comment about the incidents happened on Mazar-Shebrghan highway.


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