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IS militants kill 11 in mosque ambush

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Men queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif on September 28, 2019. - Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan'

Kabul, Feb 25 (AP) An Afghan official says that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by Islamic State militants in northern Zawzjan province.

Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said today that the police officers were ambushed yesterday as they were coming out of a mosque.

The wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.

IS-linked militants have been active in Afghanistan's eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.

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