6 policemen killed in clashes in N. Afghanistan

Baku, January 29, AZERTAC

At least six police officers were killed and three others wounded after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints along a main road in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh overnight, a local official said Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

"Taliban militants armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) stormed two security checkpoints along a main road in Bodana Qala village, Sholgara district, Monday night. The clashes left six Afghan Local Police (ALP) killed and three others injured," district chief Sarrajuddin Abid told Xinhua.

The injured police officers were shifted to a hospital after additional security forces secured the area, the district chief added.

One police officer went missing after the clashes and the targeted checkpoints' facilities were set on fire by the militants.

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