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ALP commander among 3 killed in suicide attack

ALP commander among 3 killed in suicide attack

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Jul 07, 2020 - 12:24

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and two of his guards were killed in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, an official said

At least five ALP personnel were wounded in the attack in the Kuz Kunar district of the province, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Attaullah Khogyani said the suicide attack on ALP Commander Mirzaman took place in the main district bazaar at around 10am.

He added Mirzaman was killed along with two security guards in the incident, which left five others wounded. Security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.

Awal Gul, an eyewitness, said Commander Mirzaman was came under attack while walking through the bazaar.

Ahmad Ali Hazrat, the provincial council chairman, confirmed the incident and said three ALP personnel were killed and five others wounded.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

sa/mud

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