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At least 8 policemen killed in Zabul insider attack

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At least 8 policemen killed in Zabul insider attack

May 19, 2016 - 12:49

QALAT (Pajhwok): At least eight policemen were killed by their rogue colleagues in southern Zabul province on Thursday, officials said.

Gul Islam Sayal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a police post came under attack in the Zafarkhel area of the provincial capital in the morning.

A number of policemen suffered casualties in the attack, he said without providing exact figures.

But a security official, who wished not to be named, said eight policemen were killed when their two colleagues fired on them.

The source said the attackers managed to escape along with weapons and ammunition and joined militants.

On the other hand, Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said three fighters were involved in the attack, which left eight policemen dead.

He added the attackers joined the Taliban and surrendered a Ranger pick-up and weapons snatched from the policemen to the fighters.






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