District police chief among 5 killed 5 mine planters shot dead, 2 wounded
21 July, 2012
KABUL/KANDAHAR: A roadside bomb killed five Afghan policemen, including a district police chief, when it ripped through their vehicle in a volatile part of southern Afghanistan, provincial authorities said Friday.
"Four police bodyguards along with district police chief, Ahmadullah, were killed in Sarab district in Uruzgan province late last evening," Abdullah Himmat, the provincial governor's spokesman, told media.
"Initially, the Taliban insurgents attacked a security checkpost. When the district chief along with his men went to respond, his vehicle struck a roadside bomb," provincial police investigative director, Gulab Khan said.
All five in the vehicle were killed, Khan said.
Meanwhile, Police killed five alleged landmine planters and wounded two others in Panjwayi district of Kandahar province yesterday, governor's office said Friday.
A statement issued by Kandahar governor's media office said seven anti-government gunmen were emplacing main at a road in Nodi area of Panjwayi district when engaged by police.
He said five gunmen were killed and two more injured and captured by police after the clash, adding police recovered six arms and explosives from the gunmen.
Afghan authorities Friday claimed that three anti-government gunmen were killed and another wounded after a clash in Badpakh district of Laghman province yesterday.
The clash erupted after gunmen attacked a check post of Afghan National Army in the limits of Badpakh district, said a press release issued by Laghman governor's media office.
Waliullah, a spokesman of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbadin Hekmatyar, meanwhile, told AIP in a text message that their fighters attacked government posts in the limits.