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IED kills 4 border cops 2 workers of IED clearing firm abducted

10 December, 2012

HERAT: Four Afghan border police personnel were killed and another sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device blast in Charbojak district of Nimroz province yesterday, an official said Sunday.

The Afghan border police personnel were trying to defuse an IED in Khalmok area of Charbojak district yesterday, the Nimroz provincial security in-charge Rehmatullah told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing and their spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told the AIP that 10 Afghan security personnel, including two commanders were killed and several more injured in the blast.

Meanwhile, unidentified people abducted two Afghan workers of a landmine clearing firm in Kohsan district of Herat province yesterday, an official said Sunday .

One of the captives is a doctor while another is a driver, the Herat security in-charge Abdul Hamid Hamidi told the AIP. He said they were workers of an IED clearing company, Helo Traf. The security forces were striving to rescue the captives, he maintained.

No one has claimed responsibility for their kidnapping so far.


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