Roadside Bomb Kills 11, Afghan Policeman Kills 5 Colleagues

20 May, 2017, 11:33 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Afghanistan

The incident occurred in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province, where a passenger auto hit the landmine that led to the death of all five women, an elderly man and five children traveling in it, the district chief Mohammad Naseer told Anadolu Agency.

At least 113 militants were killed and 50 injured when Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.

On Thursday night, five police personnel were killed in an insider attack in Ghanikhel district in Nangarhar province of the country.

USA military convoys usually undertake missions together with Afghan security forces.

There was also no claim of responsibility for the attack in Logar, but Salleh accused the Taliban of planting the roadside bomb.

Earlier, a Policeman shot dead five of his colleagues in eastern Nangarhar province last night.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, another roadside bomb targeted a USA militarily convoy in northern Parwan province today.The explosion disabled an armored vehicle but caused no injuries.

"They were going to attend a wedding ceremony."No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the United Nations has criticized insurgent groups like the Taliban for using roadside bombs that often strike civilians".

Afghanistan has the highest number of mine victims in the world, which along with roadside bombs kill or wound an estimated 140 people every month.

The explosion disabled an armoured vehicle but caused no injuries, High said.

Momand said the attacker, identified as Nasratullah, collected the victims' firearms before fleeing the scene.

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