6 police mysteriously killed at Musa Qala post
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Six policemen were mysteriously killed at their checkpoint in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province on Thursday, an official said.
The victims included two members of the regular police and four of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), the governor's spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Without saying how many security personnel manned the post, he believed the policemen had been killed as a result of a conspiracy inside the check-post in Dezro area.
A police pick-up was hijacked from the post in he wake of the incdent, according to the gubernatorial spokesman, who gave no further details. Police have launched a search for the vehicle.
On the other and, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the group said eight policemen including two commanders were killed, their weapons seized and a Ranger pick-up taken away.
In a similar incident, six policemen were killed in the Greshk district of he province two weeks ago.
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