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6 police killed, 9 injured in insider attacks

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6 police killed, 9 injured in insider attacks

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:30

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen have been killed and nine others wounded in insider attacks in southern Kandahar and central Uruzgan provinces, well-placed sources said on Sunday.

Two policemen killed six of their colleagues and injured five others in the Haji Arab area of Kandahar City, the provincial capital, on Saturday night, a a security official revealed.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity the attackers, who wanted to flee, were shot dead by the security forces patrolling the area.

Separately, four more policemen were injured in infighting in central Uruzgan province. Deputy police chief Abdul Qavi Umari told Pajhwok a clash erupted among policemen on Saturday evening.

Four policemen were injured in the incident, he said, adding the issue had been resolved .

But Civil Hospital Director Dr. Aminullah Tokhi told Pajhwok one injured police was brought to the hospital from the site. He said some bullets hit the hospital's emergency ward.



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