28 Afghan policemen killed by Taliban
Published: 04:23 PM, 24 September 2020
At least 28 policemen have been killed in an attack launched by Taliban at a security checkpoint in southern Afghanistan.
According to Uruzgan governor spokesman Zelgai Ebadi, Taliban fighters offered 28 local and national police officials a chance to go home if they surrendered on Tuesday night. but after taking their guns, the Taliban killed them all.
Qari Mohammad Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack. Yousuf said police members in the area were asked to surrender. However, they refused to surrender. The Taliban then attacked and killed them.
Another local official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least 28 people had been killed in the attack. He also said that three policemen were able to escape from the spot.
The violence comes as Taliban leaders and Afghan government-appointed negotiators started the long-delayed peace talks in Qatar earlier this month.
Source: Al Jazeera