Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
The ogres in the mind
access_time 8 Sep 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Why worry about populism?
access_time 4 Sep 2020 9:51 AM GMT
Media mind-set towards minorities
access_time 15 July 2020 4:29 PM GMT
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_right8 policemen killed in...

8 policemen killed in Afghan base camp attack

text_fields
bookmark_border
8 policemen killed in Afghan base camp attack
cancel

Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan):  Eight police personnel were killed and six others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a police camp in Afghanistan's Balkh province overnight, the police said on Tuesday.

"The Taliban armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed an Afghan Local Police (ALP) base camp in Shaikhah village of Sholgara district. In an ensuing gunfight, eight police personnel were killed and six others wounded," provincial police spokesman Adel Shah Adel told Xinhua news agency.

Several militants were also killed and wounded during the gun battle, but their number could not be specified as the militants evacuated their casualties after the fighting, the official said.

An investigation into the incident was ongoing.

The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces remain in control of most of the country's population centres and all of 34 provincial capitals, but Taliban insurgents control large portions of rural areas, staging coordinated large-scale attacks against Afghan cities and districts since early 2018.

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story