Afghan policemen kidnapped in Taliban bus attack

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In two separate attacks, fighters kidnapped 30, including 19 policemen, and killed six policemen in southern provinces.


Taliban fighters have killed at least six policemen in an attack on a checkpoint and kidnapped dozens of bus passengers in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

A group of fighters wearing army uniforms kidnapped 30 people, including 19 policemen, after stopping a bus on Tuesday night at the border between Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces.

“There were civilians in the bus as well and we are trying to identify the people kidnapped in the attack,” Qudratullah Khushbakht, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor, told Al Jazeera.

In the second incident, a police checkpoint in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province came under attack by the Taliban fighters leaving six policemen dead and wounding five others, General Abdul Razik, Kandahar’s police chief, told local media.


SOURCE: Al Jazeera