Reported security incidents
#1: Taliban gunmen abducted a candidate running for a seat in the provincial council in northern Afghanistan and seven members of his entourage, officials said Monday. The candidate abducted in Sar-i-Pul, Hussain Nazari, and seven others were taken overnight as they were travelling in a taxi to the provincial capital. They had no security escort with them, according to Governor Abdul Jabar Haqbeen.
#2: Also in the northern Sar-i-Pul province, a roadside bomb killed four Afghan policemen and wounded three on Monday, officials said. In eastern Paktia province, four civilians, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed when their motorcycle hit a roadside bomb on Monday. The incident occurred near Gardez city, the capital of Paktia province.
#3: A suicide bomber blew himself up killing two including himself and wounding four others in Logar province with Pul-e-Alam as its capital 60 km south of Kabul on Monday, a local official said. "A terrorist wearing explosive vest wanted to enter a mosque in Charkh district this morning fortunately was identified by police and stopped. However, the terrorist blew himself up killing himself and a police on the spot and injured four personnel of Civil Order police," spokesman for provincial government Deen Mohammad Darvish told Xinhua.
#4: A female anti-polio worker was killed by suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Bannu district, city police said Monday.
RO/MoD: Sergeant Major Claudiu Constantin Vulpoiu