Eight policemen martyred in their security post in Zabul

KABUL: Eight policemen have been martyred in their security post in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan here on Saturday.
A security official who did not want to be named said that the incident occurred in Bagh area of Arghandab District last night.
He said that it might be the work of an infiltrator.
Mohmand Nasratyar, governor of Arghandab District confirms the incident but does not provide further details.
He said that a delegation has been dispatched to the area to find out more about it.
Fawad Askari, spokesman for the police HQ of Zabul has also confirmed the incident.
He said a number of soldiers have embraced martyrdom in the incident, adding that a delegation was sent from Qalat, the provincial capital, to find out cause of the incident and number of the casualties.
Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
With the martyrs of last night’s attack, at least 38 soldiers have lost lives in similar attacks in southern Afghanistan since the beginning of August.


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