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6 more policemen dead in Uruzgan insider attack

6 more policemen dead in Uruzgan insider attack

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May 21, 2016 - 12:00

TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Six policemen were killed by their own three fellow policemen in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan province on Saturday, an official said.

Mohammad Hashim Akmal, commander of the Afghan Local Police in the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened early in the morning in the Sakher locality.

He said three policemen of a check-post shot dead other six security officials and runaway from the area with weapons and ammunition and joined the Talibaninfo-icon ranks.

He said the slain policemen were among the 19 newly arrived security personnel as part of reinforcement. Incidents of insider attacks had increased in recent days.

Earlier, eight policemen were killed by their rogue colleagues in southern Zabul province, while a week earlier two policemen were killed incident.

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