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Policeman killed in attack on Baghlan ancient site

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Policeman killed in attack on Baghlan ancient site

Jun 24, 2019 - 17:08

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Gunmen stormed a security check-post guarding ancient monuments in northern Baghlan province, killing one policeman and injuring another two on Sunday.

Information and Culture Department head Zakria Nasari told Pajhwok Afghan News that unknown gunmen attacked the Shamrqa historical place check-post late on Sunday night.

He said they did not know why gunmen attacked the post, but the attackers did not damage the ancient monuments. One policeman was killed and two others wounded in the nighttime attack.

Police spokesman Ahmad Javed Basharat confirmed the attack and the casualties to Pajhwok.

Public Healthinfo-icon deputy director Dr. Abdul Halim Ghafari confirmed one dead body and two wounded people had been shifted to hospital from the scene.



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