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Afghan official: Officer shoots at fellow policemen, kills 4

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says a in western province opened fire at fellow policemen, killing four before he was taken into custody.

Mohibullah Mohib, a for the chief, says an investigation is underway into the attack, which occurred on Monday night.

Mohib says it happened at a checkpoint near the city of Farah, the provincial capital.

No group immediately claimed responsibility but the have been very active in

Mohib says the investigation will show whether there are links to the

The attack comes as a resurgent Taliban, who now hold sway over nearly half of Afghanistan, stage near-daily assaults on and security forces, government and other installations throughout the country, including in

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 13:45 IST
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