|District police chief, army soldier killed by Taliban sniper in N. Afghanistan

Jun 29, 2020

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|District police chief, army soldier killed by Taliban sniper in N. Afghanistan

Maimana (Afghanistan), June 29: An acting district police chief and an Afghan national army soldier were shot dead by a Taliban sniper in Afghanistan's northern province of Faryab on Monday, local police said.
"Shah Mohammad Arab, acting police chief of KhwajaSabz Posh district, was inspecting a joint Afghan security forces' checkpoint on the outskirts of the district Monday morning," Abdul Karim Urush, provincial police spokesman, told Xinhua.
"During the inspect the militants conducted a shooting attack from long distance. As a result Arab and an Afghan National Army soldier were martyred."
The security forces launched a search operation in the district, in the northwestern of provincial capital Maimana, shortly after the shooting, the police spokesman added.
The province has been the scene of clashes and fighting for years.
The Taliban militants, controlling parts of Faryab, use rugged terrains and mountains as hideouts and frequently launch hit-and-run attacks against the security forces.
Source: Xinhua News Agency