(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT Monitoring Desk
KABUL: At least five police officer have been killed and two
others received injures after their vehicle smashed with a roadside bomb in
northern Baghlan province, official said Sunday.
Abdul Wali Hameedi, administrative chief for Freng district,
told Pajhwok Afghan News the police personnel, who had gone to Guzargah
district on Saturday, were ambushed by militants on their way back.
He said the roadside bomb struck a Humvee, killing five
police personnel and wounding two others.
Police spokesman Ahmad Javed Basharat confirmed the incident
and said seven policemen had suffered casualties.
Abdul Fatah, a resident of Guzargah district, said a clash
had been underway between security forces and Taliban in Jurab area over the
past three days. He gave no information about casualties.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the rebels
attacked a convoy of security forces in Guzargah district late on Saturday.
He added five policemen were killed and two others captured
alive by the insurgents as a result of the ambush.