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2 local troops killed, 8 injured Police officer killed, two wounded

21 November, 2012

KABUL/HERAT: Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and eight more injured in separate violence-related incidents across the country, the Ministry of Defence announced Tuesday.

A defence ministry press release available with the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) stated the ANA soldiers suffered casualties in separate blasts and attacks of the enemy in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Helmand and Laghman provinces over the past 24 hours.

It added five armed opponents were killed and nine more arrested during operations of joint forces in Faryab, Helmand, Farah, Paktia, Wardak and Laghman provinces. Arms and ammunition were also seized, it maintained.

The Taliban rejected the claims about their casualties as false and said their fighters caused casualties to several Afghan and foreign forces in attacks since yesterday. Meanwhile, A police officer was killed and two more wounded in an explosion in Farah city, capital of Farah province, this afternoon, police said Tuesday. The incident happened in the limits of first police district of the provincial capital when a vehicle struck a landmine at approximately 1:00 p.m. (local time), Aqa Noor Kentos, provincial police chief, told AIP.

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