Troops kill ex-district chief, detain 6 in Afghanistan

22:11, November 30, 2010      

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Nato-led troops during a night raid killed a former district chief and detained six of his family members in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, spokesman for provincial administration said Tuesday.

"The NATO-led troops raided the house of Mohammad Ibrahim, former chief of Gereshek district in the wee hours of Tuesday killing him and arresting six of his family members," Daud Ahmadi told Xinhua.

He said that a fact-finding commission has been set up to probe into the incident.

Meanwhile, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) said in a statement Tuesday: "An Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrol killed one insurgent and detained numerous other suspected insurgents during an operation targeting an insurgent leader in Nahr-E Saraj district, Helmand province, yesterday."

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Source: Xinhua


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