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Reported security incidents
#1: Police say gunmen have killed two local government officials in separate attacks in northern Afghanistan. Deputy Police Chief of Kunduz province Ghulam Mohammad says both attacks happened Tuesday. He says the commander of a police detention center in Dashti Archi district was ambushed by gunmen while driving on a main road through the area in the afternoon. Commander Abdul Salam and his bodyguard were killed. Mohammad says the commander of the district's government-backed militia force was also killed in a similar ambush about the same time. He says it was not clear if there was a connection between the two attacks.
#2: Up to seven militants have been killed and 22 others detained in operations in different Afghan provinces within the last 24 hours, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. “Afghan National Police, army, NDS or intelligence agency and Coalition Forces launched 11 cleanup operations in Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Baghlan, Uruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Khost, Paktika and Helmand provinces, killing seven armed Taliban insurgents and detaining 22 others over the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement providing operational updates.
#3: According to reports at least 250 Afghan police officers were poisoned in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan on Tuesday night. A local official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed the report and said the police officers were poisoned in Marmal district at a military compound. The main reason behind the poisoning of the Afghan police officers is not know yet and it is not clear if any officer died following the incident.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Posted by whisker at 4:35 AM