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Four policemen martyred in Zabul

AT News Report

KABUL: At least four police officers embraced martyrdom after the Taliban insurgents attacked their checkpoint in southern Zabul province on Friday night, officials confirmed Saturday.

“A group of armed Taliban insurgents assaulted police checkpoint in Shahr-e-Safa district of Zabul, where intense clash between police officers and the Taliban assaulters erupted, lasting for hours,” Zabul Governor Spokesman, Gul Islam Syal told Afghanistan Times.

Taliban fighters have received huge casualties, the spokesman said, while had no exact figures about fatality.

“Unfortunately, four police officers martyred and two others received injures in the attack,” Syal lamented.

Additional forces dispatched to the area, and currently situation is under control, he said, adding all checkpoints have brought under control.

Moreover, the spokesman strongly rejected the reports of a possible insider attacks that killed Afghan police officers.

It is worth mentioning that some reports were doing round in media outlets, signifying nine policemen were killed and seven others were missing after an insider attack in Shahr-e-Safa district.

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