Taliban stab to death 3 ALP men in Uruzgan
TIRINKOT (PAN): Taliban militants laced with daggers attacked a police post, in what appeared to be an insider attack, killing the post commander along with two policemen in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Tuesday.
The pre-dawn attack took place in Dawan area of Charchino district, when the slain policemen were asleep in their post, the district police chief, Wali Dad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Of the total 10 policemen manning the post, three had gone on leave, two on beat duty and the remaining five, including the commander, were present at two rooms of the facility at the time of the attack, he said.
Wali Dad said the two policemen on the patrol had links with the Taliban. The pair had invited insurgents to arrive at the post around 5am.
With the help of the two, Walidad, said the insurgents laced with daggers entered one of the rooms and stabbed to death the post commander, Masoom, and another two policemen.
As the policemen in the second room became aware of the attack, they opened fire at the assailants, including the two insider attackers, but all of them fled after a brief resistance.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack, with the group’s spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, claiming five policemen were killed and their guns seized by the fighters.
He confirmed the two policemen had connections with the movement.
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