Insurgents kills 10 Afghan soldiers in country’s north


An Afghan official says at least 10 Afghan army troops have been killed in what he described as an “insider attack” in the country’s north after a fellow soldier allowed insurgents inside a check point.

Deputy provincial police chief in northern Zawzjan province, Abdul Hafiz Khashi, says the attack happened before dawn on Tuesday in Qush Tepa district.

He identified the soldier with links to the militants as Mohammad Alim.

Khashi says Alim and an unspecified number of attackers were all killed in an ensuing shoot-out with Afghan troops.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.