Commander among two policemen killed
04 August, 2012
SHABARGHAN/KABUL: A commander among two local police were killed in two separate attacks by Taliban in northern Jowzjan province yesterday, police said Friday.
Abdul Aziz Ghairat, police chief of Jowzjan province, told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that Taliban shot dead a local police commander, Abdul Ghafar, in Jarqad area of Qushtepa district.
He said the local police commander was the brother of High Peace Council's member, Dastagir, adding Taliban had also conducted a bomb explosion in front of the house of the deceased commander on June 14.
The provincial police chief said Taliban also killed another local police in Aqcha district yesterday.
He said the cop had brought a patient to Shabarghan, capital of Jowzjan province, when attacked and killed by Taliban in the limits of Aqcha district.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for both the attack.
Meanwhile, Afghan and coalition force killed eight suspected Taliban and captured 13 others in Paktia, Logar and Khost provinces last night, coalition force said Friday.
The combined force targeted a group of landmine planters in the limits of Janikhel district, killing eight gunmen, said a press release issued by Bagram Media Centre of foreign forces.
It said two gunmen were injured and detained by the combined force.
Similarly, the press release said, six gunmen were held in Khost city and five mine planters detained in Muhammad Agha district of Logar province, adding the combined force also discovered and defused a dozen landmines in Ghazni, Khost, Logar, Ningarhar, Paktika and Wardak provinces.
There was no word by Taliban in this regard.