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4 police killed in Laghman, Badghis

4 police killed in Laghman, Badghis

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May 26, 2014 - 15:14

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed by their colleagues in the Badpakh district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Monday.

The governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight incident in Hafiz Kamra area involved four ALP personnel and militants.

He said that two ALP members were killed in the attack. The four policemen fled along with the insurgents after attacking the ALP checkpoint. An investigation into the incident is underway.

A resident of the area, Ghulam Nabi, said that the victims belonged to Mehtarlam, the provincial capital, and the fleeing policemen were residents of Badpakh.

Separately, two policemen were killed and three others wounded in a bomb blast in the Maqur district of Badghis province.

The provincial police chief, Col Mohammad Qayyum, said the policemen were transferring equipment to security posts when their car their pick-up struck the roadside bomb.

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