KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Gunmen in Afghanistan shot dead a policeman and two civilians on Wednesday after security forces stopped the car and motorcycle in which they were travelling, both of which were loaded with explosives.
Provincial police chief General Fazel Ahmad Sherzad said police suspected that they were on their way to government offices in Batikot district, in the eastern Nangahar province near the border with Pakistan.
When police stopped the vehicles a total of six gunmen opened fire, killing the three people and wounding seven civilians, said police spokesman Hazerat Hussain Mashreqiwal. He said some of the gunmen were killed, but did not provide an exact number.
Police later seized the explosives-laden vehicles.