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8 policemen join militants in Herat

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8 policemen join militants in Herat

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Mar 17, 2013 - 18:29

 HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Eight border police officials have joined the insurgents in the Rabat Sangi district of western Herat province, official said on Sunday.

Manning a checkpoint in Gilacha area, the policemen escaped with the militants on Saturday evening, a government official said on condition of anonymity.

Citing initial information, he said the police had joined the rebels but the matter was still being investigated.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, said the policemen had also surrendered one light machinegun, five Kalashnikovs, a rocket-propelled grenade and ammunitions to the fighters.

 

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