• publish: 30 November 2019
  • time: 12:07 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 11462

In Helmand roadside explosion, commander of Afghan border forces killed

Brig. Gen. Zahirgul Muqbil, an army regiment commander of Afghan border forces, was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Marjah district, Helmand province on Saturday morning, the provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak said.

Zwak said three security force members and a local journalist were wounded in the attack.

The forces were heading to a military operation in Marjah district when their humvee hit a roadside bomb, he said.

Shamshad TV network, based in Kabul, confirmed in a tweet that their local reporter Mohammad Sarwari was wounded in the blast.

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