Bomb kills 4 police in west Afghanistan

A bombing in western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed four Afghan policemen, including a local police chief.

Kabul: A bombing in western Afghanistan
on Tuesday killed four Afghan policemen, including a local police
chief.

The bomb appeared to be targeting the top police
official in Obe district and exploded as his vehicle drove
past, said Naqib Arwen, a spokesman for the governor of Herat
province where the blast took place.

"It was a very strong explosion," he said. "We are
investigating, but our initial reports show that it was a
remote-controlled bomb."

In eastern Afghanistan`s Logar province, a senior
Taliban leader who is believed to have played a role in the
kidnapping and subsequent murder of two US sailors in July,
was captured along with two of his associates yesterday,
according to NATO.

NATO said the leader was also responsible for attacks
against Shank military base and bombings in the Baraki Barak
district of Logar province.

NATO also said one of its air strikes yesterday killed
a senior leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, who was
serving as a Taliban chief in the northern Takhar province
where violence is on the rise.

The air strike killed Qari Mahmad Umar, a bomb
expert and trainer responsible for planting bombs in Takhar
and Kunduz provinces.

Bureau Report

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