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Civilian, police officer killed in Farah

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Civilian, police officer killed in Farah

May 30, 2017 - 13:26

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A shopkeeper and a police officer have been killed in separate incidents in western Farah province, an official said Tuesday.

Provincial police spokesman, Iqbal Baher, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a shopkeeper, Mir Ahmad was killed by unidentified gunmen in his house in the fourth police district of Farah city around 1am last night.

He said Ahmad owned a grocery shop in Shah Bazar area of the provincial capital.

The motive behind the incident is unclear, he said, adding that Ahmad had no personal enmity with anyone. Police are investigating the incident.

On the other hand, Baher said that a police officer was killed during a clash with militants in the center of Pashton Kot district of Farah.

He identified the slain police officer as Farid Ahmad and said the clash took place on Monday afternoon.



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