Seven policemen die in Afghan attack

Indo Asian News Service

Kabul, March 5 (IANS) At least seven police personnel were killed when Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Sunday, police said.

"Militants stormed a police post in Zhakhel. A police officer was also injured in the attack," Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

The government set up police force in 2010 to protect villages and districts around the country where army and police have limited presence.

--IANS

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