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Badghis terrorist attack leaves eight policemen dead

13 Jul 2019 Afghanistan Times

By Farhad Naibkhel

KABUL: At least eight police officers, including a police chief,

embraced martyred, and 18 others, including civilians received injures after five

Taliban suicide bombers stormed a hotel in western Badghis province.  

Spokesman for Ministry of Interior, Nasrat Rahimi said five terrorist

attackers entered a hotel in Chawk Pista (Pistachio Square) in Qal-e-Naw, provincial

capital city of Badghis province at 12:40pm local time on Saturday, and started

fringing on civilians. The security forces shortly reached and cordoned off the


After nearly five hours, Afghan security forces ended the assault

by killing three attackers and capturing two others alive. However, he lamented

over martyrdom of eight policemen in the incident.

Among the killed officers, is Mohamad Yousuf Akhgar, the

police chief for PD 3rd of Qalai-Naw, who lost his life in brazen Taliban

insurgents attack.

Qazi Abdul Rahim Rahin, a former Badghis lawmaker in parliament

has confirmed his martyrdom. “Three security guards of Akhgar also among those

killed in the attack.”

Meanwhile, Provincial Health Chief, Dr. Abdul Latif Rostaie has

said that 18 wounded people, including civilians and security forces, had

brought to the hospital. “A woman and a child are also among them.”

Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying

their fighter entered an area close to provincial police headquarter.

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