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Official: Policeman kills 5 colleagues in Afghanistan

AP  |  Kabul 

A local official says a policeman has shot and killed five of his colleagues as they slept in eastern

Abdul Wahab Momand, district governor, says the policeman turned his rifle on colleagues Thursday night in eastern Nangarhar province at an outpost in the district of Ghanikhil.

Momand says that after the shootings, the attacker, whose name was only given as Nasratullah, collected all the victims' firearms and fled the scene.

Neither the nor the Islamic State group the two militant groups who operate in the area immediately claimed responsibility.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 13:07 IST