Taliban kill eight Afghan police at remote post


Taliban gunmen killed eight local policemen in an attack on a remote post in western Afghanistan, a provincial official said Thursday.
The attack happened late on Wednesday, said Naqibullah Farahi, spokesman for the provincial administration of Farah, which borders Iran.
“The Taliban attacked an Afghan local police post” in Khaki Safed district, he told AFP. “There were eight people in the post and all were killed.”
Investigators have gone to the area, he added.
Contacted by AFP, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack and said 12 local policemen had been killed. The Taliban regularly exaggerate their claims.