Deadly ambush hits Afghan chief, policemen

An Afghan district governor and five police were killed on Sunday in an ambush in the western province of Herat, the province's police chief said.

Deadly ambush hits Afghan chief, policemen

An Afghan district governor and five police were killed on Sunday in an ambush in the western province of Herat, the province's police chief said.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Mohammad Yousuf, said by telephone from an undisclosed location that Taliban fighters had carried out the attack.

The latest attack happened as the officials were driving in a vehicle on a road in the remote Chesht Sharif district of the province, the provincial police chief, Esmatullah Alizai, told Reuters by phone.

"The district chief, a senior district police officer and four other of his colleagues were killed in the ambush," Alizai said. One policeman was wounded, he said without giving further details.


Reuters

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