Taliban kill 7 policemen in S Afghanistan

19:38, December 14, 2009      

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Taliban militants killed seven policemen in the militancy-hit Helmand province in south Afghanistan early Monday, spokesman for provincial administration Daud Ahmadi said.

"Three Taliban men influenced a police checkpoint outside provincial capital Lashkar Gah opened fire on policemen inside the checkpoint at 03:30 a.m. local time killing seven on the spot and made their good escape with 10 AK-47 and a police vehicle," Ahmadi told Xinhua.

He also added that police later on launched a siege and search operation and so far arrested two of the culprits while the third one reached to Taliban base in the mountains around.

This is the second attack on police checkpoint over the past 24hours in Afghanistan.

The previous attack against police checkpoint in the northern Baghlan province also left seven police constables dead late Sunday night.

Source: Xinhua
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