July 23, 2014

Helmand governor, police chief escape militants attack

By Sajad - Tue Nov 20, 11:10 am

Provincial governor and security chief for southern Helmand province of Afghanistan escaped a life attempt attack in this province, local authorities said.

A local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said the incident took place in Sangin district on Monday.

According to reports provincial governor Gen. Mohammad Naim Baloch and provincial security chief Abdul Nabi Elham were on their way to attend a session which was attended by a number of foreign ambassadors along with Zerar Ahmad Muqbil Afghan counter-narcotics minister.

This comes as former provincial governor Gulab Mangal escaped militants attack in this district earlier.

In the meantime local officials in Helmand province said at least 2 Afghan police officers and 2 Taliban militants were killed following armed clashes in this province.

A spokesman for Helmand governor Farid Ahmad Farang said a four day joint military operation by Afghan police and army has been launched to clear the militants in Nawa district.

Mr. Farang further added the two Taliban militants killed were high level commanders who were recognized as Mullah Abdul Wahid and Mullah Abdul Samad.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the report.

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