District police chief survives blast 4 ISAF soldiers injured
11 September, 2012
GHAZNI/JALALABAD: Three Afghan officials were injured in a blast followed by firing while a district police chief survived an explosion in Andar district in Ghazni province, officials said Monday.
The Andar district police chief Muhammad Ramzan told the Afghan Islamic Press a mortar round exploded near his vehicle near the Red Crescent office in Ghazni city today.
"It did not harm me. My two guards sustained minor injuries. They are now in stable condition," he added.
Meanwhile, the Ghazni governor's spokesman Fazl Muhammad Sabaon told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that unknown gunmen shot and injured a police officer in Shamir Sahib area in Ghazni city today.
He said the police office was rushed to the PRT hospital in Ghazni.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the AIP that the officer of Civil Order Police was killed in an ambush.
Meanwhile, four NATO-led International Security Assistance Force soldiers were injured following a roadside bombing in the eastern province of Laghman, an official said on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday night when a bomb — placed beneath a small bridge — hit an ISAF armoured vehicle in the Mohammad Ali Kas area of Qarghaee district on Kabul-Jalalabad highway, the highway police commander, said.
Col. Shakoor Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News the foreign troops cordoned off the area after the explosion.
A military vehicle was destroyed in the blast, area resident Shahabuddin said, adding he had no idea about casualties.
The ISAF media office in the eastern zone confirmed that four of its soldiers were hurt in the blast.
But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed three foreign troops were killed and as many others wounded in the bomb attack.