Taliban kill district police chief in southern Afghanistan

24 Sep,2017

Kabul, AP/BdChronicle:

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed a district police chief in the southern Helmand province.


Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the officer was killed late Saturday when gunmen attacked his vehicle during a patrol. Another police officer was wounded.


The Taliban, who have stepped up their attacks against security forces in recent years, claimed responsibility.


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