9 policemen dead in Uruzgan rebel attack
TIRINKOT (PAN): Nine local policemen were killed in a militant attack in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Thursday.
The suspected Taliban fighters attacked a local police checkpoint in the Dashi area of Charchino district on Wednesday, killing nine policemen manning the post, the governor’s office said in a statement.
One of the policemen had links with the rebels, who assailed the checkpoint, a provincial council member hailing from the district, Hajji Naem Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Nine policemen were killed and a 10th was missing after the assault, the district development council head, Juma Gul, said.
However, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, claiming responsibility for the attack, said 10 policemen had been killed.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.