Afghan district governor among seven killed in attack

Afghan district governor among seven killed in attack

The attack occurred in Herat's Shindand district, said the district's governor, Shukrullah Shaker.

The United Nations' Afghanistan assistance mission is urging warring factions in the country to protect civilians, saying the civilian death toll in the first three months of this year is a staggering 763 people.

Khwaja Omari also lies close to Ghazni city, raising fears of an assault on the provincial capital.

"Our mujahideen have confiscated weapons and ammunition", Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

"Afghan civilians continue to suffer, caught in the conflict, in ways that are preventable; this must stop now", said Ingrid Hayden, the United Nations secretary-general's deputy special representative for Afghanistan.

The attack comes a day after Taliban fighters raided a district government compound in the southeastern province of Ghazni, killing at least seven people, including the local governor.




The attack was the deadliest by the Taliban for several weeks.

The district governor Ali Dost Shams was killed in the attack along with 15 security force members and civilians.

Ground engagements between militants and security forces accounted for 30 percent of civilian casualties in the January to March period.

Deputy Police Chief Ramazan Ali told Pajhwok Afghan News that five NDS personnel, eight policemen were killed and 10 others wounded during the overnight assault.

The Taliban on Thursday afternoon had stormed a government chemical in a middle province, tripping an hours-long gunbattle that murdered 1-5, comprising three top rated officials.

"After the attack the forces called for air support and 27 Taliban were killed during the airstrikes and clashes", it added.

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