2 policemen killed in Kandahar target killings
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least two policemen were killed in a targeted killing incident but in a retaliatory fire police shot dead the attackers on Sunday in southern Kandahar, an eye witness said.
Amanullah, an eye witness, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “I was in my shop when a policeman on his duty was shot dead by a gunman who was later shot dead by other policemen.”
The area is a busy city center and the gunman wanted to escape when he was gunned down by other policemen, he added.
A security official said on condition of anonymity that policemen targeted the attacker after he killed two policemen.
Taliban militants have yet to comment on the incident.
The number of targeted killings of security forces increases in summer in southern Kandahar.
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