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Police close Kandahar-Uruzgan road after Taliban attack

Police close Kandahar-Uruzgan road after Taliban attack

Nov 24, 2018 - 21:07

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Drivers and passengers in central Uruzgan province say police have blocked the Uruzgan-Kandahar highway against traffic, creating great inconvenience for them.

They say police have been asking drivers and passengers to bring the corpses of their fellow policemen killed by Talibaninfo-icon militants three days ago from Urdubagh area on the highway.

Three days back, the Taliban attacked a police convoy in Urdubagh locality on the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway, killing some policemen, including commander Sediqullah. The bodies of the slain policemen still remain in the area.

Shahnawaz, a passenger, said the highway remained blocked over the past three days and no one was allowed to move on it.

He said police had asked them to bring the bodies of their fellow dead policemen from the area.

Najibullah, another passenger, said police had stopped civilian vehicles and did not allow anyone to proceed.

A driver, who wished to go unnamed, said shifting corpses of the policemen was beyond their ability.

However, deputy governor Attaullah Faizi said they had shared the issue with authorities in Kabulinfo-icon, calling the road blockade an illegal act.



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