Insider attack leaves 5 policemen dead in Helmand
August 22, 2014
At least five policemen were killed following an insider attack in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place late Thursday night in Greshk district after a policeman poisoned his five comrades and later shot them dead.
The officials further added that the assailant militant managed to flee the area following the attack and has taken with him the weapons and ammunition belonging to the other policemen.
Taliban group spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility behind the incident and said the attack was carried out by a Taliban infiltrator.
He said the Taliban fighter also confiscated six AK-47 rifles, one rocket launcher and a motorcycle following the attack.