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Border Forces Commander Killed in Helmand Blast

(Last Updated On: December 3, 2019)

Zahirgul Muqbil, commander of Afghan Border Forces in Helmand Province, was killed in a blast on Saturday morning.  At least three others including a local journalist and two Afghan soldiers were wounded.

According to provincial spokesman Omar Zawak, the incident happened when a military convoy of Afghan forces and local journalists heading to the Marjah District, was targeted by a mine explosion.

Meanwhile, Shamshad TV Network, in a tweet, confirmed that Sardar Mohammad Sarwari, a local reporter working for the network, was wounded in the explosion.

No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Helmand is a volatile province in southern Afghanistan where insurgents have a significant presence in a number of its districts and outskirts of the city.

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