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Police Chief of Kunar’s Sarkanu District killed in landmine explosion

By Khaama Press - Sun Jan 31 2016, 9:11 am

Police vehicle damaged in explosionThe police chief of Sarkanu District of eastern Kunar province has been killed in a landmine explosion.

Brigadier General Abdul Habib Sayedkhil, police chief of Kunar province said the incident took place on Saturday.

He said police chief of Sarkanu District was on patrol when his vehicle struck a landmine in Tur Ghar area.

Reports suggest that at least three other security men were also killed and as many wounded in the blast.

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion but Taliban militants have carried out similar attack in Kunar province in the past.

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