" In an unrelated incident, two civilians were killed and another seriously wounded when their motorcycle set off a Taliban roadside bomb in Naw Zad district of southern Helmand province Wednesday."
Kabul, Aug 6 - Taliban militants Wednesday shot dead seven of the eight Afghan policemen poisoned earlier by a policeman sympathetic to the rebels, a media report said.

Authorities said a policeman with links with the Taliban poisoned eight of his colleagues at a security checkpoint in Mehr Abad area in the southern province of Uruzgan, Xinhua reported.

At first he poisoned eight of his colleagues. Later militants got into the checkpoint and shot dead the resting officers, a source said, adding one policeman was wounded but survived the attack.

The attackers took way weapons and ammunition from the checkpoint.

Several hundreds of Afghan security forces and NATO-led coalition troops had been killed in so-called insider attacks in the country over the past couple of years.

In an unrelated incident, two civilians were killed and another seriously wounded when their motorcycle set off a Taliban roadside bomb in Naw Zad district of southern Helmand province Wednesday.

More than 1,560 civilians have been killed and 3,290 others wounded in violence and Taliban-led attacks in the first six months of 2014.


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