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5 Nangarhar policemen killed in insider attack

5 Nangarhar policemen killed in insider attack

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May 19, 2017 - 10:26

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five sleeping security personnel have been killed by their fellow policeman in the Ghani Khelo district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.

District Chief Abdul Wahab told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in a check-post in the Marko Bazaar area on Thursday night.

The policeman who was on duty fired at five others security personnel while they were slept and took their weapons with him after leaving the check-post, he said.

 A local elder who wished not to be named said the policeman who killed other security men hailed from Achin district and had contact with militants.

He said Daesh militants were active in Achin district and he might had joined rebels after the incident.

There was not comment from rebel groups about the incident.

Earlier, another policeman in Khogyano district killed his two policemen and joined the Talibaninfo-icon in injured condition.

It was the second incident of blue on blue attack took place in Nangarhar in the past few days.

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