Thursday 24 August 2017

Police officers shot dead in ambush at Afghan mosque

IS gunmen opened fire as police officers came out of a mosque
IS gunmen opened fire as police officers came out of a mosque

Ten police officers and a civilian were gunned down by Islamic State militants in an ambush at a mosque in Afghanistan.

Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said the police officers were ambushed on Friday 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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