District police chief killed as IS militants stormed over police HQ in Nangahar

(Last Updated On: June 11, 2016 12:08 pm)

Nangarhar

A district police chief and four policemen were killed after Daesh militants launched coordinated attacks over the police HQ of Haska Mina district in eastern Afghanistan.

Nangarhar provincial authorities confirmed the attack saying Daesh militants launched their group attack over the police headquarter of Haska Mina on Saturday morning.

“The attack was continued for hours in which Shah Mahmoud, the police chief of Haska Mina along with 4 policemen were killed,” Ataullah Khogyani, Nangarhar provincial spokesman said,” 13 Daesh militants were also killed.”

The source said, reinforcements were deployed to the area on the spot and the militants were forced to retreat.

According to the reports 6 policemen and 7 Daesh militants were also injured in the clashes.

Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where the Islamic State militants also known as Daesh is actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carry out attacks over the Afghan security forces checkpoints.Top of Form

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