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Afghan police, Taliban switch sides

Afghan police, Taliban switch sides

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Jun 14, 2011 - 13:27

TIRINKOT (PANinfo-icon):  Seven Talibaninfo-icon militants joined the peace process, while two policemen surrendered to insurgents in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Tuesday.

The fighters turned in seven weapons and a walkie-talkie to the authorities in Khas Uruzgan district on Monday, the governor’s spokesman Milad Ahmad Mudassir told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Elsewhere in the province, two local policemen joined Taliban's ranks in Sorab district, said the crime branch chief, Col. Gulab Khan. The two policemen also took away government-supplied weapons.

Another eight police officials are being investigated at the police provincial headquarters, Col. Gulab said.

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