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5 ALP personnel gunned down by guest in Herat

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5 ALP personnel gunned down by guest in Herat

Nov 12, 2019 - 14:53

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least five Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been shot dead by a guest in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.

Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the guest had been invited to an ALP check-post in Oba district on Monday night.

After dinner, the guest opened fire at the ALP personnel manning the post. At least five policemen, including their commander, were killed.

A security source, wishing anonymity, said the checkpoint commander, named Saraf, had invited the guest, who shot dead the ALP men.

He added the killer managed to flee the area after killing the security personnel. There has been no claim so far of responsibility for the incident.



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