Afghan police chief killed in roadside bombing
An Afghan police chief was killed Monday when a roadside bomb hit his car in western Afghanistan, police said, dpa reported.
"Mohammad Musa Rassouli was heading from Herat province to his office in Nimroz province, when his car struck a roadside bomb placed by the enemies of Afghanistan," said Abdul Raouf Ahmadi, spokesman for the police in the western region of the country.
The phrase "enemies of Afghanistan" is usually used to describe Taliban militants.
Rassouli was the chief of police in Nimroz province,
"Rassouli was seriously injured in the attack and transferred to the hospital in Herat city, and died there," Ahmadi said, adding the incident took place in the Adraskan district of Herat.
He said Rassouli was the only victim of the attack, and his bodyguards escaped unhurt.