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6 policemen killed, 7 injured in Kandahar insider attack

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6 policemen killed, 7 injured in Kandahar insider attack

Feb 11, 2016 - 13:15

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen were killed and seven others wounded as a result of an insider attack in the Zherai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.

A policeman drugged his colleagues at a checkpoint on Wednesday night in the Nooruddin Kala area of the district, the governor’s spokesman, Zia Durrani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

As the policemen fell unconscious, six of them were gunned down and seven others wounded b their rogue colleague, he said, adding the attacker was also killed in return fire.

A delegation from the police headquarters had arrived at the scene for investigations, the district chief said.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said the attacker loyal to the insurgent group had killed 15 policemen, including checkpoint commander Agha Wali in Makwano area.

He said the attack was in revenge revenge for the civilian killed by that security forces in the Khakrez district of the province.

The security forces said they had killed 21 militants and injured 11 others during a joint operations in Lam, Tanbel and Chinar areas of Khakrez two nights ago.

But Ahamdi alleged Afghan and foreign troops had killed 13 civilians and injured eight others in the Khakrez operations.



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