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Militants attack health workers in Parwan

Militants attack health workers in Parwan

Jun 11, 2010 - 14:34

<!--break--><p>CHARIKAR (PAN): Suspected militants attacked health workers in central Parwan province on Friday, killing one, injuring another and abducting the remaining three, officials said.</p><p>The provincial public health directorate workers were travelling from Bamyan to Kabul when four militants intercepted their vehicle in Ghorband valley of Shinwari district, said crime branch chief Col. Lutfur Rahman Reshad.</p><p>The militants also fired rockets to stop their vehicle, he said.</p><p>District chief, Saifullah Baidar, confirmed the incident. He said security personnel who were 500 metres away from the scene, fought with the attackers for 15 minutes. But the militants managed to flee with the three workers.</p><p>The dead worker's body had been taken to a civic hospital and the injured worker, identified as Qudratullah, a resident of Ghazni province, was being treated at a district clinic, he said.</p><p>myn/ma</p>