Six suspects dead, nine wounded in airstrike
02 August, 2012
KABUL/MAIDAN SHAHAR: NATO-led force killed six anti-government gunmen and wounded nine others after an airstrike in Muhammad Agha district of Logar province yesterday, police said Wednesday.
The gunmen were preparing for attack on security forces' posts in Zarghun Khar village when struck by NATO air force, said Colonel Sadeq Abdul Rahimzai, deputy chief of Logar police.
He told AIP that six opponents were killed and nine more wounded in the air strike.
A resident of the village also confirmed the airstrike and said among the dead and injured were also residents of the surrounding villages.
Taliban reported a roadside bomb attack in Sufaid Sang area of Muhammad Aghi district but kept mum over the death of their fighters in the airstrike.
Meanwhile, four civilian seized by anti-government gunmen in the limits of Maidan Shahar, capital of Wardak province, were founded, an official said Wednesday.
Armed opponents intercepted a motorcar and seized four civilians in Mulla Khel area of the provincial capital yesterday's afternoon, said Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman for Wardak governor.
He told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that bullet riddled bodies of the four people were later found in Sulman Faris area, adding the deceased were residents of Chahar Dahi area of Kabul province and did not occupy any government job.
The gubernatorial spokesman said security force launched investigations into the incident.
Sources, meanwhile, put the number of the deceased persons at five and said they were working in police department.