Sunday, May 19, 2013

Afghan local police officers killed in Taliban attack

English: Map of the districts of Ghazni provin...
Districts of Ghazni province of Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to local authorities in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, at least six Afghan local police officers were killed during clashes with the Taliban militants in Moqor district on Sunday.

District governor for Moqor, Sahib Khan Elham confirming the report said the incident took place around 10am local time after a number of Taliban militants attacked Afghan local police forces check points.

Mr. Elham further added at least six Afghan local police officers were killed and four others were injured during the clashes.

He said Taliban militants also suffered casualties, however, he said there are no reports regarding the exact number of Taliban militants killed or injured.

Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Taliban militants are openly operating in its various districts.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group announced its summer offensive against the Afghan and coalition security forces in the month of April.
Also on Sunday, four Afghan border police were killed when their vehicle was blown up by a roadside bomb in eastern Nangarhar province that borders neighbouring Pakistan.

“Today at around 10:00 am, a border police pickup truck hit a roadside bomb while on patrol in Mohamand Dara district of Nangarhar province,” Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman told AFP.

“As a result of the blast, four border police were killed.” he said.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for both attacks saying at least two local officers were among the dead in Ghazni.

from KHAAMA & agencies
By Sayed Jawad - 19 May 2013, 4:26 pm

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