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World Neighbours 01 Jan 2020 Afghanistan: 8 polic ...

Afghanistan: 8 policemen killed in Taliban attack in Balkh

ANI
Published Jan 1, 2020, 2:53 pm IST
Updated Jan 1, 2020, 2:53 pm IST
A group of Taliban terrorists attacked and seized control of a police checkpoint on the Mazari Sharif -- Sheberghan highway.
According to Afghan media citing local officials, the Taliban had a mole among the checkpoint's 14 officers who helped carry out the attack. (Photo: AFP / File)
 According to Afghan media citing local officials, the Taliban had a mole among the checkpoint's 14 officers who helped carry out the attack. (Photo: AFP / File)

Balkh: The Taliban terrorists have attacked a police checkpoint in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, leaving eight policemen dead and three others injured, the Balkh police chief, Ajmal Fayez, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Fayez said that a group of Taliban terrorists attacked and seized control of a police checkpoint on the Mazari Sharif -- Sheberghan highway for a short period of time overnight Tuesday and were soon repelled from the area.

 

According to Afghan media citing local officials, the Taliban had a mole among the checkpoint's 14 officers who helped carry out the attack.

The Taliban have not yet responded to the incident.

(Sputnik/ANI)

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