Afghan police officer kills 10 colleagues

    Afghan police officer kills 10 colleagues

    Jan 26, Kabul: An Afghan policeman, suspected of collaborating with insurgents, drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the southern province of Uruzgan, media reports said.

    Officials have said that he then stole their weapons and set their outpost on fire. Police are now hunting what they believe to be a Taliban infiltrator.

    Insider attacks on international and Afghan forces have been one of the gravest security threats of the later phase of the conflict in Afghanistan.

    But the number of such incidents has dropped in recent years after Nato forces adopted special security measures.

    More than 100 foreign soldiers and scores of Afghan policemen have been killed in insider attacks.

    The Afghan police force is notorious for low morale within its ranks, poor recruitment levels and high desertion rates in the face of a resurgent Taliban, according to BBC news.

    The Oslo Times


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