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7 Helmand police poisoned, shot dead

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7 Helmand police poisoned, shot dead

Mar 05, 2015 - 15:11

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Seven policemen were shot dead after being poisoned at their post in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Thursday.

The incident took place last night in the Adam Khan village’s Naqlin area, a security official told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity.

He said the seven policemen were given poisonous food before they were gunned down.

An official at the district’s administration said the policemen fell unconscious after drinking a savoury drink they had brought from nearby homes.  

They were later shot dead, he said, adding investigation was underway to determine whether it was an insider attack or insurgents were involved.

The dead included the post commander. The Talibaninfo-icon have claimed responsibility for the killings, with their spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi saying five policemen had been killed after being poisoned and their guns taken away.

In October 2012, six policemen were killed at a checkpoint in Greshk after they were poisoned by a colleague and cook in an assault co-ordinated with rebel fighters.


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