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Mine Blast in Paktia Kills District Police Chief

Mine Blast in Paktia Kills District Police Chief

GARDEZ – A mine blast in Ahmabad district of Paktia province killed an Afghan security official, a local official revealed on Wednesday.
Sardar Wali Tabassum, a spokesperson for the provincial police told to news outlets that Mohammad Sarwar Hassan Khel, the district police chief of Ahmadabad was killed as a result of a magnetic mine blast that was attached to his vehicle on Tuesday night.
The incident took place in the district at around 10:30 pm on Tuesday, he said.
Tabassum further added that one of Hassan Khel’s bodyguard was also killed in the incident.
The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that six of his bodyguards were killed in the blast.
Paktika is among the insecure provinces in the east of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against government forces.
(Sahar News)

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