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Afghan Security Guard Kills Five In Shooting Incident

An employee of a private security firm has reportedly killed three of his colleagues and two Afghan police officers in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar.

Five other security guards were reported injured in the incident, which is reported to have occurred late on February 6.

The Kandahar municipal government media office said one of the wounded was also a police officer.

No motive or other details about the incident were available.

As of March 20, the Afghan government has declared that private security firms will be banned in Afghanistan and their work taken over by the state-controlled Afghan Public Protection Force.

On February 5, nine people were killed by a car-bomb blast in Kandahar.

Compiled from agency reports