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3 Nimroz policemen killed in Taliban attack

3 Nimroz policemen killed in Taliban attack

Jul 06, 2017 - 20:44

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban ambushed and killed three police in Khashrud district of in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday.

A security official, who did not want to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the police, including one officer and two sergeants, came under Taliban attack on the Zaranj-Delaram highway in Heli area late on Wednesday.

He said the three policemen were disembarked and shot dead by Taliban gunmen who destroyed their vehicle and other ammunition.

Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Khwaja Jilani Abubakar confirmed the incident and said the police officers had entered a Taliban’s controlled area without permission.

He said the slain policemen were serving in a security check-post on the Zaranj-Delaram highway.

Separately, the police chief said two robbers were arrested by police on the charge of stealing motorcycles in Zaranj city, the provincial capital.

He added two motorcycles were recovered from the detainees currently being investigated.