Ten Afghan Police personnel dead

Ten Afghan Police personnel dead
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090423-N-0696M-154 Afghan National Police recruits participate in entry level training at the Central Training Center, Kabul, Afghanistan, April 23, 2009. Trainees attend an eight-week program of instruction. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)

Kabul: At least ten soldiers of the Afghan National Police (ANP) forces have been martyred in a coordinated Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s western Herat province in Shindand district.

The attack was launched shortly after a roadisde bomb targeted a vehicle of the ANP forces as they were travelling through Larzanak area. The ANP forces came under heavy fire as they were attempting to support their comrades who were hurt in the roadside explosion, reported Khaama Press, citing, District administrative chief of Shindand Shukrullah Shakir, as saying.

According to the report, two soldiers have been wounded while two have been missing.

However, the report mentions one official speaking on the condition of anonymity that over ten ANP soldiers have been martyred, but, refrained from elaborating the figures any further.

Herat is among the relatively calm provinces in the West which has witnessed fewer terror-related incidents since the Taliban regime fell.