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  World   South Asia  01 Jan 2020  Afghanistan: 8 policemen killed in Taliban attack in Balkh

Afghanistan: 8 policemen killed in Taliban attack in Balkh

ANI
Published : Jan 1, 2020, 2:56 pm IST
Updated : Jan 1, 2020, 2:56 pm IST

A group of Taliban terrorists attacked and seized control of a police checkpoint on the Mazari Sharif -- Sheberghan highway.

According to Afghan media citing local officials, the Taliban had a mole among the checkpoint's 14 officers who helped carry out the attack. (Representational Image)
 According to Afghan media citing local officials, the Taliban had a mole among the checkpoint's 14 officers who helped carry out the attack. (Representational Image)

Balkh: The Taliban terrorists have attacked a police checkpoint in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, leaving eight policemen dead and three others injured, the Balkh police chief, Ajmal Fayez, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Fayez said that a group of Taliban terrorists attacked and seized control of a police checkpoint on the Mazari Sharif -- Sheberghan highway for a short period of time overnight Tuesday and were soon repelled from the area.

 

According to Afghan media citing local officials, the Taliban had a mole among the checkpoint's 14 officers who helped carry out the attack.

The Taliban have not yet responded to the incident.

(Sputnik/ANI)

Tags: taliban, policemen killed, balkh, afghanistan terror attack, terrorism, terrorist
Location: Afghanistan, Balkh, Mazar-e-Sharif