Five police personnel killed in Afghanistan attack

Kabul, Feb 16 (IANS) At least five Afghan police personnel were killed and three others injured in an attack in Kunduz province on Tuesday, an official said.

The attack took place after a police personnel turned his gun against his comrades at a security checkpoint in Khan Abad district, on the outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city, Xinhua quoted district governor Hayatullah Amiri as saying.

The shooter fled the scene and a probe has been launched into the incident, the official said.

Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the incident.

Such attacks have also happened in the past as five police officers were killed and six others injured in an attack in Kandahar province earlier this month.

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