Afghan policeman kills 9 colleagues in Paktika

Earlier today, a member of the Afghan Local Police who is reportedly a Taliban infiltrator killed nine of his colleagues as they slept. He poisoned them first, then gunned them down and, according to the Taliban, stole their weapons before fleeing. From Al Jazeera:

An Afghan policeman has poisoned and killed nine fellow officers as they slept in a village in the eastern Paktika province. Police blamed the attack on the Taliban.

Dawlat Khan Zadran, a provincial police chief, said the incident took place in Yayakhil town of Yayakhil district early on Friday morning.

“A local policeman named Asadullah was persuaded by Taliban insurgents to carry out the firing inside the security check post,” Zadran told the AFP news agency.

“First he poisoned his colleagues and then later he woke up for night duty at 3:00 am. Then he used his assault rifle to kill his nine colleagues. They were sleeping inside the post” he said.

The gunman fled the scene immediately after the shooting. There were no survivors, Zadran said.

The Taliban, via Voice of Jihad, claimed credit for the attack. The following is their statement:

A Mujahid by having infiltrated the enemy ranks killed 9 puppet militias in Paktika province of Afghanistan on Friday.

According to the reports, Mujahid Sanaullah who had infiltrated police force few days ago turned his gun on the puppets this morning at about

9:00 a.m. local time, killing 9 militias including their commander Ramazan in Yahya Khel district of the province, a Mujahid official said, adding that Mujahid Sanaullah, after accomplishing his mission, loaded all the weapons and ammo of the enemy in a ranger vehicle and left the area safe and sound, who later joined Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate.

Friday’s success follows a wave of attacks involving infiltrations recently in which scores of the US-NATO invaders have been killed by the Mujahideen infiltrators who have turned their weapons on the foreign terrorist forces in different parts of the country.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • vimal Mohan says:

    ISI had been funding JAMAITE- ISLAMI directly , hawalas n during HAJ meetings in Holy Mecca. JAMAITE ISLAMI fanatics penetrating in to Kashmir Govt since 1980. Similarly fanatics had enteresd in Air Lines who brought down TWIN TOWERS on 9/11. You will find same status in times to come.
    We all have to be vigilant in future.

  • mike merlo says:

    hopefully this serves as a wake up call to the Afghan people. I’m sure Afghan security forces will start taking the vetting of personnel much more seriously


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