Wednesday, November 23, 2011 – According to governmental authorities in northern Afghanistan, at least three de-miners of a mine clearance organization were killed and injured in militants attack in north-eastern Kapisa province.

The officials further added, the incident took place after militants targeted the deminers in Kohaband district of north-eastern Kapisa province late Tuesday night.

Afghan security officials in Kapisa province confirming the incident said, at least one de-miner of a mine clearance organization was killed and two others were injured after they were targeted by militants in the area around 11:oo pm local time on Tuesday night.

Kohband district police Qazir Noor Aqa said, militants attacked the office of a mine clearance company in Kohband district around 11:00 pm local time on Tuesday night.

The source further added, militants used missiles to target the de-miners office from the south-eastern region of Kohband district.

In the meantime, Kohband police chief Mohammad Anwar confirming the report said, at least one de-miner working Halo Trust demining company was killed and no one else was injured.

Kohband district located in the north-eastern Kapisa province is considered to be one of the relatively peaceful regions in northern Afghanistan but Kohband district chief said, the region has recently witnessed some insurgency activities by the militants and target the area by missile attacks.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.