Fresh wave of violence kills 8 in Afghanistan
11 March, 2013
FARAH CITY: Eight people, most of them civilians, lost their lives to a fresh wave of violence in different parts of Afghanistan's western Farah province over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.
Two civilians and one policeman were killed when a civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb on Saturday night in Farah City, the provincial capital, the governor's spokesman, Abdur Rahman Zhwandai, said.
In a similar incident, two civilians were killed and four others were wounded in Pushtrod district, he added.
Separately, a notorious rebel commander Syed Azeem was killed along with two of his accomplices during a drone strike in the Pasao area of Khak-i-Safed district, the town's administrative chief, Abdulkhaliq Noorzai, said.