Thursday, July 31, 2014


Afghanistan

Four Afghan Police Reported Killed In Checkpoint Attack

Authorities say four police officers have been killed in an attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar.

A statement from the Kandahar governor’s office accused Taliban insurgents of being responsible for the attack on a checkpoint late April 22 in the Ghorak district.

The statement said one officer had been injured and three others were missing after the attack, likely taken hostage.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility by the Taliban.

The Taliban, whose major support base is in Afghanistan’s south, frequently target Afghan security forces.

Most NATO-led troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year.
 
Based on reporting by dpa and AP

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