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3 border police killed by own commander

3 border police killed by own commander

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Jun 08, 2015 - 20:01

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A border police post commander shot dead three policemen before joining the Talibaninfo-icon in the Juwin district of western Farah province near the Iranian border on Monday, an official said.

The Lash wa Juwin district chief, Ghulam Qadir Akbari, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place before noon in Pashmakai locality near the border with Iran.

As many as six border policemen, including the commander, manned the post and two of them were on leave at the time of the incident and the remaining three fell prey to the insider attack in the line of duty, he said.

He did not name the post commander, but said he stole weapons from the post and went to join the Taliban’s ranks.

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