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8 policemen killed in Lashkargah insider attack

8 policemen killed in Lashkargah insider attack

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Feb 10, 2019 - 15:24

LASHKARGHA (Pajhwok): At least eight policemen have been killed as a result of an insider attack in southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday.

A policeman killed eight of his colleagues in the Sargodar area of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, late on Saturday night, a security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, also confirmed the incident to Pajhwok. However, he said six policemen were killed in the insider attack.

Meanwhile, Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the attacker loyal to the insurgent group killed nine policemen and took away their weapons.

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