13 feared dead in Afghan infighting
- 13 feared dead in Afghan infighting
HERAT, Dec 1: Up to 13 people were feared dead and dozens wounded on
Sunday in fierce fighting between troops belonging to two rival
commanders near an airbase in western Afghanistan.
The fighting began when commander Amanullah Khan launched an attack
on positions held by the powerful governor of the province of Herat,
Ismail Khan, in the Zeer Koh area, 10kms from Shindand air base, a
spokesman for Ismail Khan said.
"It started when Amanullah's forces attacked our positions and
advanced toward Shindand bazaar, but they were forced back to their
positions," Sayed Nasir Ahmad Alawi, security chief in Herat, told