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5 local policemen dead in Nangarhar

5 local policemen dead in Nangarhar

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Apr 22, 2016 - 12:48

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed, four wounded and five others went missing as a result of insurgent attack on a checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Friday.

Talibaninfo-icon fighters attacked ALP checkpoint at around 3am in Waziro area of Khogyani district, killing five policemen and injuring four others, a security official who wanted to be unnamed, said.

Five other policemen went missing as a result of the predawn attack, the source said.

Governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident but had no further details.

However, a resident of the area, Abdullah Barakzai, said that all the policemen in the checkpoint were eliminated during the gun battle that lasted for few hours.

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