4 policemen dead, 2 wounded in Paktia check-post attack
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed and two others wounded in a predawn assault on a check-post in the Syed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday.
Provincial Police chief, Brig. Gen. Qader Gul Zadran, told Pajhwok Afghan News the attack took place at around 2:00am in BadamKandi locality and lasted about two hours.
The assailants left behind the bodies of their associates at the scene, said Gen. Zadran, who added police had arrived in the area to launch a search operation for the attackers.
But Taj Mohammad Mangal, a provincial council member, alleged the attack had happened due to the negligent attitude of security forces. He said they had shared their concerns about possible attack much earlier with the officials concerned.
The Taliban, who often take credit for such incidents, have not yet commented on the deadly attack.
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