Sunday, February 26, 2017

IS Militants Kill 11 in an Afghan Ambush Attack; 10 Were Police Officers Coming Out of a Mosque

At least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan's northern Zawzjan province, the Washington Post website reports today (February 26, 2017).

Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said that the police officers were ambushed on February 24 as they were coming out of a mosque.

The wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.

IS-linked militants have been active in Afghanistan's eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.

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