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6 policemen killed, 3 wounded in Khost attack

6 policemen killed, 3 wounded in Khost attack

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Nov 11, 2019 - 13:57

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): At least six policemen have been killed and three others wounded in a Talibaninfo-icon attack in southeastern Khost province, an official said on Monday.

Police chief Brig. Gen. Sayed Ahmad Babarzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place in the Blat Bagh area of Trizia Alisher district on Sunday night.

Gen. Babarzai said five policemen and a prosecutor were killed and three others wounded in the militant attack on a patrol vehicle.

Talibinfo-icon Mangal, the governor’s spokesman said both sides suffered casualties in the overnight clash. However, he did not give exact figures.

Public Healthinfo-icon Director Dr. Habib Shah Ansari confirmed receiving six bodies and three injured people from the site.

The Taliban, who are often blamed for attacks on the security personnel, have not yet commented on the ambush.

sa/mud

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