Pajwak Afghan News, June 4, 2021
Policewoman among 3 killed in Kandahar attacks
A police woman was among three people killed in targeted attacks in southern Kandahar province on Friday, officials said
By Basher Ahmad Nadim
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A police woman was among three people killed in targeted attacks in southern Kandahar province on Friday, officials said.Former Dand district police chief Abdullah’s brother and a civilian were also killed in the three separate attacks in the province – birthplace of the Taliban movement.The first incident of targeted killings took place in the Baloch Kalacha area of the 5th police district of the provincial capital, police said.Jamal Nasir Barakzai told Pajhwok Afghan News an unidentified motorcyclist shot dead a woman police officer named Zakira.Based in Panjwai district, the female police officer had come to Kandahar City on Friday — weekend holiday. She was killed by militants, Barakzai said.The police spokesman said the attacker managed to flee the area but police had mounted a search for him.In another incident, a brother of former Dand district police chief Abdullah was killed in a militant attack in Mianjoi area at around 10am.Separately, a civilian was killed in the border district of Spin Boldak at around 7am. A security source said the civilian was gunned down in the district bazaar.He said the motive behind the incident was not yet known. Police had launched an investigation into the gun attackTargeted killings have long been going on in Kandahar. The attacks often target security officials, tribal elders and, more recently, the Baloch tribespeople.
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