Eight killed by Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, May 05, 2014 08:50 hrs

Kabul, May 5 (IANS) At least eight people, including six policemen, were killed Monday by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, an official said.

"Taliban militants raided a security checkpoint in Gurziwall district in the northern Afghan province of Faryab at 2 a.m., leaving six policemen dead," district governor Abdul Raziq Kakar told Xinhua.

One policeman was missing following the attack, Kakar said.

In another attack, the same militants laid an ambush near a mosque, killing two pro-government local leaders, Kakar added.

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