KABUL: At least seven Afghan policemen were killed when two Afghans opened fire on a police commander at a checkpoint in Arghistan District of Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, officials said on Tuesday.
The two attackers were former policemen who had rejoined the force only two days previously, the police chief of volatile Kandahar province said.
Gen Abdul Razaq said they fled in a police vehicle with their dead comrades’ weapons after the attack in the remote district of Arghistan late on Monday.
The spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, Ahmad Jawed Faisal, said the two were dinner guests invited by the commander to eat with him at his checkpoint. He said they picked up weapons after dinner and opened fire.