Suicide bombing, assault in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

Kabul, July 7

A suicide automobile bomber focused an Afghan police convoy in japanese Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, killing 4 officers, together with a police commander, a neighborhood official stated.

Three different officers have been killed in an assault within the nation’s south.

The suicide bombing, which struck at a market within the district of Khewa, additionally wounded 11 individuals—9 civilians and two members of the safety forces, based on Attahullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor.

He recognized the slain commander as Mir Zaman; the opposite three officers have been Zaman’s bodyguards.

No one instantly claimed accountability for the assault, however each the Taliban and the Islamic State group are energetic in japanese Afghanistan, particularly in Nangarhar. Afghanistan has seen a current spike in violence, with most assaults claimed by the native IS affiliate.

Earlier in May in the identical district, an IS suicide bomber focused the funeral of a pro-government militia commander and former warlord, killing 32 individuals and wounding 133. The useless in that assault included Abdullah Lala Jan, a provincial council member. His father, Noor Agha, a lawmaker, was wounded within the assault.

Also Tuesday, at the least three policemen have been killed and three have been wounded in southern Zabul province when insurgents attacked their convoy in Shinkia district, authorities stated, blaming the Taliban for the assault.

The Afghan navy has additionally been launching assaults towards the Taliban the Defense Ministry has up to now refused to present particulars. The Taliban didn’t instantly touch upon the assaults in Zabul. — AP


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