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Tags: AS | Afghanistan

Afghan Official: Policeman Kills 4 Colleagues, 11 Missing

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 06:49 AM

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a policeman has shot dead four of his colleagues at a checkpoint on a remote stretch of a major southern highway.

Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Roghlewanai, police chief of Uruzgan province, said on Tuesday another 11 policemen manning the checkpoint when the shooting happened on Monday night are still missing.

He says it is still unclear what happened at the checkpoint, which is located on the highway between Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Afghanistan's police fight insurgents on the front lines, but have fewer resources than the army.

On remote checkpoints they are vulnerable to Taliban attacks. Authorities want to consolidate the checkpoints into larger bases but have faced resistance from locals who see them as a barrier against insurgents.

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An Afghan official says a policeman has shot dead four of his colleagues at a checkpoint on a remote stretch of a major southern highway.Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Roghlewanai, police chief of Uruzgan province, said on Tuesday another 11 policemen manning the checkpoint when the...
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