A senior Afghan provincial police official was killed in an explosion Wednesday in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province. Colonel Janan Afghan was commander of the Quick Reaction Unit (CRU) for the Kandahar border police. Officials say the explosive device was hidden in his vehicle. VOA's Azizullah Popal reports from Kandahar.
Islamic State militants are under a barrage of attacks by U.S. and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. In a recent night raid on Islamic State fighters in northern Jowzjan province, Afghan Special Security Forces killed 22 militants, according to a statement by U.S Forces-Afghanistan. The operation comes a week after the groups’ emir for northern Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. airstrike in the same province. Mohammad Habibzada reports.