Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Roadside bomb kills 1 police in W. Afghanistan

Districts of Farah.
Districts of Farah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
FARAH, Afghanistan, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- A roadside bomb struck a police van in the western Farah province, killing a police officer and injuring two others on Tuesday, an official said.

"A roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants on the road leading to Farah airfield was detonated by remote control at 02:05 p.m. local time, leaving a police official dead and injuring two others," deputy to provincial police chief Mohammad Ghous Malyar told Xinhua.

The blast took place near the airstrip and the person killed in the incident is a Taliban former commander named Noor Mohammad Jan who had recently switched side and joined the government, the official added.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

2012-11-20 17:47:22

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