7 Kandahar policemen killed by their guests
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven policemen were killed by their two guests invited to a check post for dinner in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.
The incident took place in the Tori Gari area of Arghistan district on Monday night, the town’s administrative head, Hajji Abdul Ghani Muslimyar, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The policemen had invited the two guests to their checkpoint for dinner with them. After a verbal clash, the guests picked up police guns and opened fire, killing seven and injuring an eighth, the official said.
The attackers then escaped from the scene in a police vehicle, taking away police weapons. After the incident, police launched a search operation to arrest them, according to Muslimyar.
However, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said it was “an insider attack”. The gun attack involved a policeman who had links with the Taliban. He shot dead his police commander and nearly a dozen policemen, Ahmadi said.
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