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6 policemen dead, 2 injured in Helmand explosion

6 policemen dead, 2 injured in Helmand explosion

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Aug 09, 2015 - 17:18

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six policemen have been killed, two wounded mysteriously and one went missing in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, security official said on Sunday.

Wishing to go unnamed, the official said policemen suffered causalities in an overnight attack on security forces’ check-post in the Konbandi locality.

A tribal elder Alisah Khan said four policemen had been killed and as many wounded in militants’ attack. Three Talibaninfo-icon fighters had been killed and four wounded in the gun battle, he added.

But Taliban claimed killing nine policemen in the attack.

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