Acting police chief of Qaramqol district of Faryab province, Safar Rayees, was killed along with his four bodyguards after a roadside bomb, planted under a bridge by the Taliban, hit their riding vehicle in bazar of the district’s center, a local official confirmed.
Talking to Kabul Now, Abdul Karim Yourish, spokesperson for Faryab police chief, said that the incident took place late last night, Tuesday, November 17, when the acting police chief was heading to suburbs of the district’s central bazar to repel the Taliban attacks.
Mohammad Hanif Rezaie, spokesperson for the 209 Military Corps, told Kabul Now that a number of Afghan army forces, who were deployed to the area, have pushed back the Taliban militants.
He further claimed that six Taliban insurgents were killed and three others were wounded in the battle against the Afghan security forces.
The Taliban, however, have not commented regarding the incident.
Situated in northern part of the country, Faryab is a volatile province where the Taliban militants are occasionally launching heavy offensives against Afghan defense and security forces.