Islamic State militants kill 4 Afghan police officers in Nangarhar

06 March 2017, 01:14 PM
A man is seen waving the Islamic State flag at an undisclosed location near the Syria-Turke border. (File Photo)
A man is seen waving the Islamic State flag at an undisclosed location near the Syria-Turke border. (File Photo)

An Afghan official says that alleged Islamic State militants killed four police officers in an attack on a security post in eastern Nangarhar province.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the provincial governor, said the attack took place early on Monday in the Achin district.

Five police officers were wounded and eight militant attackers were killed.

There has been no claim of responsibility but Khogyani blamed the local affiliate of the Islamic State. IS has been active in Afghanistan's eastern provinces, launching several similar attacks in recent months.

First Published: Monday, March 06, 2017 01:09 PM
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