Afghanistan: Deputy police chief killed in Taliban roadside bomb in Paktika province

A deputy provincial police chief was killed and several police officers wounded in a Taliban roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province on Saturday, a provincial police spokesman confirmed.

“Colonel Mohammad Asif Tokhi, deputy provincial police chief of Paktika, martyred and several policemen were wounded in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in surrounding areas of provincial capital Sharan Saturday morning,” spokesman Shah Mohammad Arian told Xinhua.

Tokhi was travelling aboard a vehicle in a responding police convoy which was on the way to Yaya Khil district to support police forces there, the official added.

Read more…