11 policemen dead after attack by Taliban

Monday, April 14, 2008

Eleven policemen have been killed after members of the Taliban attacked a group of police Arghandab region of Afghanistan. The attack, which took place yesterday evening, also resulted in the Taliban taking many of the weapons used by the police.

The police chief in the area commented on the incident. "At least 11 Afghan police were killed last night in the Arghandab district," he said when talking to AFP.

The BBC claims the police are easier targets than the Afghan and NATO forces for organisations like the Taliban because they often have less training, in addition to weaker weapons.