District police chief among 7 dead in Taliban attack
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Khushamand district police chief for has been killed along with and six colleagues in a Taliban attack in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Tuesday.
Paktika’s deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Rauf, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened on Monday in Hashim village. He said 1st Lt. Kandahari was on his way to the district from Sharan, when caught in the Taliban ambush.
He said four police officials had been wounded in the attack. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the assault.
Official at Sharan Civil Hospital, meanwhile, confirmed four wounded policemen, who were evacuated to the hospital, were in stable condition.
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