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Afghan official: District police chief killed by bomb

Karim Yuresh, Spokesman For The Provincial Police Chief, Said Sunday That A Sticky Bomb Had Been Attached To The Car OfNasim Qateh, Chief Of The Almar District.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Mar 2017, 02:02:19 PM


An Afghan official corroborated that a district police chief was killed when his vehicle was detonated by a bomb in northern Faryab province.

Karim Yuresh, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said Sunday that a sticky bomb had been attached to the car of Nasim Qateh, chief of the Almar district.

Another policemanwas wounded in the explosion Saturday evening, he said.

TheTaliban claimed responsibility for the attack. In a separate incident, Yuresh said a local securityforces commander, Murad Shamal, was also killed when insurgents attacked a police checkpoint in Faryab province.

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First Published : 05 Mar 2017, 01:53:00 PM

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