Taliban killed six Afghan police officers in ambush attack

Published May 17th, 2016 - 04:30 GMT
Taliban militants. (AFP/File)
Taliban militants. (AFP/File)

Police Chief of Khoshamand district and six others policemen have been killed in the Taliban attack in southeastern Paktika province, an official said.

Deputy Police Chief Col. Abdul Rauf told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened on Monday in Hasham village.

He said 1st Lt. Kandahari known as Kako lala was on his way to the district from Sharan, the provincial capital when trapped in Taliban ambush.

He said four police officials had been wounded in the attack.

Official at Sharan Hospital said four wounded policemen had been evacuated to the hospital who had been in better conditions. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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