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Ex-Herat PC member’s son kills 3 border police

Ex-Herat PC member’s son kills 3 border police

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Jun 20, 2017 - 18:21

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Son of a former provincial council member allegedly killed three border policemen and wounded two others in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.

Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the killer was son of Mohammad Anwar Askari, a former Herat provincial council member. He said the attacker was accompanied by Talibaninfo-icon insurgents.

He said the incident took place at Dehna check post in Zolfiqar area of Gulran district on Monday night. “Three policemen were killed and two others wounded as a result of the clash.”

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban’s spokesman, said their fighters were also involved in the incident, adding two insurgents also suffered injuries during the firefight.

Mohammad Askar Anwari is currently in jail and has been twice sentenced to death on kidnapping charges.

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