April 23, 2014

Local police officers join Taliban group in Ghor province

By Sadaf Shinwari - Sun Nov 04 2012, 3:15 pm

According to local authorities in western Ghor province of Afghanistan, at least two Afghan local police forces joined the Taliban militants group in Qadis district in this province.

The officials further the two local police officers escaped from their security check post on Saturday and joined the Taliban militants.

Qadis district chief Mirza Ali Khan confirming the report said the two local police officers had connections with the Taliban militants before they escape the security check post.

Badghis province is relatively a safe province in western Afghanistan however Taliban militants have recently increased their insurgency activities in a number of its districts during the recent months.

A number of Afghan local police officers also joined the Taliban group earlier this year and Taliban group claim that more than 72 Afghan local police officers have joined their group so far which has created tensions among the Afghan security officials in thsi province.

Local security officials said this is the second time Afghan local police officers join anti-government militants during the past 2 months.

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