A public uprising militiaman killed his six comrades in latest insider attack in Jawzjan province.

The local security officials said Tuesday that the militiaman killed his comrades in Qosh Tapa district.

A senior provincial security official said Tuesday that the militiaman killed his comrades in a security check post late on Monday night.

The official also confirmed that the militiaman defected to Taliban after killing his comrades.

Meanwhile, the official said the militiaman also wounded two other public uprising militiamen in the attack.

The security situation in some Jawzjan province has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

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