Friday, March 30, 2012

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LastDayWatchers INFO ON TAP

Afghan Policeman Kills Nine Colleagues in Paktika

"An Afghan policeman has killed nine of his colleagues in a police outpost in the eastern Paktika province on Friday, officials said.

The policemen were poisoned and then shot dead the nine men sleeping inside the post, according Seddiqi, The head of head of local police department at the Interior Ministry, Gen Ali Shah Ahmadzai, said the shooter, Assadullah, fled the scene with weapons and a pack-up truck.

Gen Ahmadzai blamed the Taliban for the attack, but local officials in the province said the policemen were killed by a colleague.

The motive for the killing was not known, but the Taliban have said their men within the Afghan forces carry out similar attacks, a spokesman for the Taliban has said that the policeman has joined the insurgent group after killing his colleagues, Paktika is a stronghold of the Haqqani network, the third largest insurgent group in the country."