Insider attack kills 8 policemen in N. Afghan province

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Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Insider attack on a police checkpoint claimed the lives of eight policemen in the northern Faryab province on Friday, spokesman for police in the province, Abdul Karim Yurash said.

Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
“The gruesome and bloody incident occurred in a checkpoint in Pashtunkot district along the border with Almar district at 02:30 a.m. local time today,” Yurash told Xinhua.

However, the official added that the person behind the deadly incident was a Taliban fighter who surrendered to local police commander Shir Alam Khan 15 days ago and after committing the carnage rejoined the Taliban insurgents.

Almost all the victims in the checkpoint were members of same family, the official added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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