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4 civilian injured in Laghman, NDS agent shot dead in Faryab

1 Aug 2016 - 07:38
1 Aug 2016 - 07:38

MAHTARLAM/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least four civilians were wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Laghman province and an intelligence agent was shot dead in Faryab, officials said on Monday.

Sarhadi Zwak, the Laghman governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a bomb ripped through a police vehicleon Monday morning inthe Esmat Square of Mahtarlam.

The magnetic bomb attached to police vehicle exploded, but police personnel escaped unhurt, he said.The blast left four civilians wounded, who were immediately evacuated toa nearby hospital.

A source in Mahtarlam Civil Hospitalconfirmed to Pajhwok receiving four wounded civilians from the explosion site. Their condition is said to be stable.There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Elsewhere, a spy-service official was killed by unknowngunmen in northwestern in Faryab province.

Abdul Karim Yorsh, Faryab police spokesman, said the National Directorate of Security (NDS) official, Niamatullah,was killed in front of his home on Sunday nightin Maimana, the provincial capital.

One man, Niamatullah’s neighbour, has been detained in connection with the murder.

But a police source quoted the detainee as saying: “I called Niamatullah out of home and we were talkingwhengunmenopened fire at him from a vehicle. They fled after spraying the NDS agent with eight bullets.”



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