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Gunmen kill cop in Lashkargah

AT-LASHKARGAH: Unknown armed men killed a police check-post commander on Saturday in the capital city of Helmand province, sources said.

Spokesman to the provincial police Col. Farid Ahmad Obaid told reporters that in charge of a police check-post in Lashkargah was killed in Safyan area at 12:00 noon. He said that after killing the check-post commander identified as SS Ahmad Shah, police cordoned off the area to search for the murderers, but the attackers had already been fled the crime scene.

However, the spokesman has not told about reasons behind the killing. According to Pajhwok Afghan News, a security official on the condition of anonymity said that Ahmad Shah was buying food stuff from a local shop when unidentified gunmen attacked him.

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