KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Xinhua) – Two local policemen and a civilian were killed after the Taleban insurgents launched an ambush attack in northern Afghanistan’s province of Kunduz overnight, an official said on Saturday.
“Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) commanders named Mohammad Saddiq and Mahwan Khal Bai were killed after a gunfight in Imam Shaib District late Friday night,” district governor Amanuddin Qurishi told Xinhua.
The clash took place when the policemen left a security checkpoint in Shahram Kotal of the district, north of the provincial capital Kunduz, the source added.
“A civilian passerby was also killed and one ALP police was injured as a result of the firing,” he said. The ALP, or community police, was created in 2010 to protect villages and districts around the country where army and police have limited presence.