6 ANA soldiers dead, 14 injured in blasts, raids
05 September, 2012
KABUL/MAIMANA: Six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 14 more injured in separate incidents in various parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence said Tuesday (September 04).
A Ministry of Defence press release available with the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) an ANA soldier was killed and two more sustained injuries in Musa Kala and Grishk districts in Helmand province while two ANA soldiers lost their lives and three more suffered injuries in blasts and attacks of the armed opponents in Kandahar province.
The press release said one ANA soldier was killed in Asmar district in Kunar while two were killed in Zabul and Wardag provinces while eight troops suffered injuries.
The press release said a suspected opponent was killed, one held in Zabul province while five IEDs and some explosives were seized in various areas by the ANA soldiers and Afghan National Police personnel.
The statement maintained the security forces arrested 18 suspected armed opponents, besides seizing 42 IEDs, weapons and some explosives during operations in Logar, Kunduz and Paktiya provinces.
Meanwhile, two motorcyclists attacked the residence of Samangan Governor Khairullah Anosh, killing one of his guards and injuring another in the Andkhoi district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday.
One of the attackers was also injured in retaliatory fire, but he managed to escape with his accomplice, the district chief, Sultan Sanjar, told Pajhwok Afghan News. Police have launched a search for the assailants.
Unaware of the motive behind the attack, Anosh accused relevant officials of failing to maintain security.
"There were no security personnel to prevent the attack," said the provincial council head, Dr. Ibrahim Tinmas who lives in the neighbourhood.
Separately, a 35 years old widow was shot dead and her 20 years old son Abdul Sattar abducted by Taliban on Monday evening in the Delaram district of southwestern Nimroz province.
Deputy police chief Col. Abdul Majid Latifi said since militants were in control of the area, they did not know the reason behind the shooting.