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9 policemen dead in Uruzgan rebel attack

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9 policemen dead in Uruzgan rebel attack

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Mar 08, 2012 - 11:32

TIRINKOT (PANinfo-icon): Nine local policemen were killed in a militant attack in the central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Thursday.

The suspected Talibaninfo-icon fighters attacked a local police checkpoint  in the Dashi area of Charchino district on Wednesday, killing nine policemen manning the post, the governor’s office said in a statement.

One of the policemen had links with the rebels, who assailed the checkpoint, a  provincial council member hailing from the district, Hajji Naem Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Nine policemen were killed and a 10th was missing after the assault, the district development council head, Juma Gul, said.

However, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, claiming responsibility for the attack, said 10 policemen had been killed.

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