Four Afghan Policemen Killed with 'Insider' Help
[An Nahar] Four Afghan coppers were killed and two maimed on Thursday in an bad boy attack assisted by an insider loyal to the Taliban, officials said.
Attackers stormed the police post at Trin Kot, a remote district in the southern province of Uruzgan, before dawn and killed the officers as they slept, police front man Farid Ahmad Aiel told Agence La Belle France Presse.
One policeman who fled with the cut-throats was believed to be a Taliban infiltrator who aided the attack, Aiel said.
"He had links with the Taliban and he helped the Taliban to attack the post. He had called them to attack while the other coppers were sleeping," the front man said.
Abdullah Hemat, a front man for the Uruzgan provincial administration, confirmed the incident and also blamed a Taliban infiltrator. One gunman was maimed during fighting and later jugged
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, he added.
"Insider" attacks by members of the police and army have become a major concern for the U.S.-led NATO
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force deployed in Afghanistan.
The attacks have seen a dramatic surge this year, causing scores of casualties among international troops and among local security forces.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-28