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Policeman killed in Kandahar infighting

Policeman killed in Kandahar infighting

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Aug 01, 2015 - 17:02

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and another injured after policemen turned on each other and clashed in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.

The security official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the policemen first verbally clashed and then opened fire at each other near the Electricity Department office in Kandahar City.

He did not know the exact reason and confirmed one policeman had been killed and another wounded in the infighting.

Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident and the casualties, but did not go into details.

He said security forces had reached the spot to investigate the incident and more details would be shared with the media once the investigation was completed.

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