• publish: 7 May 2018
  • time: 10:56 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 6744
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Militants killed 5 police in southern Kandahar province

Afghan local officials in southern Kandahar province said Taliban militants killed at least 5 Afghan police while they were on their patrol near the border with Pakistan.

According to officials, the militants attacked Afghan police officers in Maruf district of the province while they were on their routine patrol near the border with Pakistan.

At least 5 Afghan police officers were killed and nine others were wounded in the attack, while at least 15 Taliban fighters were also killed and 11 others were wounded in the retaliatory fires of the police officers that lasted several hours, officials added.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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