Roadside Bomb Kills 11; Attacks Kill 10 Afghan Policeman

Friday 1438/8/23 - 2017/05/19
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Kabul, Sha'ban 23, 1438, May 19, 2017, SPA -- A roadside bombing killed 11 people in eastern Afghanistan on Friday as they were traveling to a wedding in the country's east, a local official said.
Also Friday, five Afghan policemen were killed in fighting with the Taliban in eastern Kapisa province. Earlier, a policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues as they slept at an outpost in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday night, killing five, AP reported.
Those killed by the roadside bomb in Logar province - five women, five children and a man - were all from the same family, said Salim Salleh, the spokesman for the provincial governor of Logar.
In Kapisa, the Taliban attacked a police checkpoint early Friday morning, killing five policemen, according to Qais Qaderi, the spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the assault took place in Tagab district, adding that 10 Taliban fighters were also killed, including two commanders.
In the Thursday night attack, district governor, Abdul Wahab Momand, said the policeman shot his colleagues at an outpost in the district of Ghanikhil.
After the shooting, the attacker, who was only identified by one name, Nasratullah, seized all the victims' firearms and fled the scene, the governor said.
--SPA
19:39 LOCAL TIME 16:39 GMT