Thursday, May 30, 2013

Afghan Police Defectors Ask To Return To Force, Then Kill 7 Colleagues

Two former policemen who had defected to the Taliban, showed up at a military checkpoint in the province of Kandahar, asked to be taken back, persuaded the police officers staying there to let them spend the night, they feasted together, and as soon as the police were asleep, they grabbed their guns, shot seven of them dead, wounded one other, and hit the road.

"Two men asked police to let them spend the night in their post. The police accepted and gave them food," Jawed Faisal, spokesman for the Kandahar provincial governor, told AFP.
"After dinner, the men grabbed the guns of the policemen and shot dead seven police and wounded one and fled."
Taliban insurgents have been busy bees the past few days in what is termed a "spring offensive"- they've killed at least 14 Afghan policemen and soldiers.

The search is on to find the two men, who are more than likely back with the Taliban.

More info here.

Why anyone thinks the Taliban are willing to negotiate is beyond me. They will take over again, once foreign troops are out of there.

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