Eleven Afghan police killed in insider attack

Source: Dawn

An Afghan policeman linked to the Taliban shot dead 11 of his colleagues at a checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand, officials said Tuesday, in the latest so-called “insider attack”.The incident occurred late Monday as the policemen were sleeping in their barracks in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.“A policeman affiliated to the Taliban shot 11 of his colleagues, killing all of them,” a provincial official told AFP, declining to be named.“He then fled the area, taking all the ammunition and firearms with him,” he said, adding that police had launched a search for him.

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