Afghan Garrison Commander Killed in Balkh IED Blast
Afghan security officials in Balkh province have confirmed that the garrison commander of army’s third brigade has been killed in an IED explosion in Sholgra district.
Afghan voice agency (AVA)_Police in Sholgra district said that #Muhammad_Tariq, the garrison commander was killed in a mine explosion in Bodana Qala village and two more soldiers were wounded.
Based on Police information, the incident took place on Friday night when a clash erupted between the security forces and Taliban militants.
Police added that at least nine members of Taliban were killed and seven more were wounded in government’s air forces airstrikes in the same district.