Monday, March 26, 2012

Four suicide bombers detained in Takhar province

Districts of Takhar Province
Districts of Takhar Province (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to local security officials in north-eastern Takhar province, Afghan security forces detained at least 4 suspected suicide bombers in this province.

A provincial intelligence official in Takhar province said, the suspected suicide bombers were detained last evening following a military operation in this province.

The official speaking on the condition of anonymity said, the 4 suspected suicide bombers were detained along with their suicide vests and explosves based on an intelligence report.

In the meantime an Afghan intelligence service member was killed during a separate military operation in this province.

In a separate incident at least 3 people were killed and 3 others were injured following armed clashes between the Talian militants and Afghan national security forces in this province.

Police chief for the 2nd district of Taloqan city along with an Afghan intelligence were killed while a Taliban commander was killed and three other militants were injured during the clashes.

Provincial police chief for north-eastern Takhar province Mahmood-ul-Hassan confirming the incident said, the incident took place on Sunday at Aq-Masjid where two Afghan security officials were killed along with a Taliban commander and three other militant were injured.

Mr. Hassan further added, the attack was planned by Afghan security forces to kill and detain the militants in this province.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the operation.

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