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2 officers killed in Nimroz roadside bombing

2 officers killed in Nimroz roadside bombing

Jun 26, 2017 - 16:59

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A roadside bombing killed a highway group commander and a military officer in the Khashrud district of southwestern Nimroz province on Monday.

The blast took place in Shashaba area at about 10am, a security official told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the commander for the Zaranj-Delaram highway, Abdul Ghafoor Himmatyar, and a military officer were killed in the blast that injured one of Ghafoor’s guards.

The official said the injured guard had been evacuated to hospital in Zaranj, the provincial capital.

He said Himmatyar was visiting a security post in the area to congratulate the highway police on the occasion of Eidul Fitri.

Deputy police chief for Nimroz Col Mohammad Saleh Massoud confirmed the blast, but did not go into details.

He said the landmine had been emplaced by the Talibaninfo-icon.



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