Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Taliban ambush kills 5 Afghan police

Map of Afghanistan with Maidan Wardak highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Maidan Wardak highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan, April 16 (Xinhua)-- Taliban militants fighting the government ambushed a convoy of Police Public Protection Force in Wardak province 35 km west of Kabul on Monday night leaving five personnel of the body dead and another injured, spokesman for Wardak's provincial administration said Tuesday.

"A team of Public Protection Force of Police was on patrol in Haft Asiab area of Sayed Abad district last night when a group of Taliban rebels laid ambush killing five personnel of the entity and injuring another," Attaullah Khogyani told Xinhua.

He also added that the police returned fire killing a Taliban fighter and injuring few others.

Wardak which connects the restive Kandahar and Ghazni provinces to the capital city Kabul has been the scene of increasing militancy over the past couple of years.

2013-04-16 20:34:04

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