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PublishDate: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 16:20

Roadside bombs claim lives of policemen in Nangarhar, Ghor

Local officials in Ghor said Hamidullah Hassanzada, Police chief for PD2 of the provincial police HQ was killed along with one of his men in a roadside bomb blast.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Zalmai Karimi, spokesperson for the #Ghor governor said the incident took place in Kendwal area of Firuzkuh, the provincial capital.

According to Karimi three other security force members were also wounded in the incident.

Hassanzada was reportedly targeted by a roadside IED when he tried to prevent the Taliban from establishing new checkpoints.

Meanwhile, a policeman was killed when an IED targeted a police vehicle in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning.

Security sources told local media that the explosion happened in Jalalabad city when the vehicle of the police chief of PD8 was struck by a roadside bomb.

The police chief was wounded, however, one of his bodyguards was killed in the incident, media reported. Moreover, people in the Kohdaman region which encompasses Kabul province to the North are concerned over the presence of Daesh and Taliban militants.

People in the Kohdaman region which includes seven districts of Kabul including Mir Bacha Kot, Qarabagh, Kalakan Istalif, Guldara, Farza, and Shakar Dara attribute recent insecurity to the presence of the “terrorist” groups and ignorance of the government.

Tolonews reported that attacks on mosques, buses, health workers, power pylons in Kohdaman were alarming signs to the government.

People in the region claimed that government’s lack of attention has led to such activities.

In another security incident, security sources told the media that four members of one family were murdered by unidentified armed men in Mitun village in the center of #Khost province.

A child was also among the victims, local media reported.

An investigation is underway to determine the motive behind the attack as the family did not had any personal enmity.

These incidents come as Ministry of defense tweeted that 143 Taliban were killed during separate missions across Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

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