Bodies of 5 Afghan policemen found in east

The men had gone missing during an attack by Taliban on a local govt HQ.

Kabul: The bodies of five Afghan policemen have been found in eastern Afghanistan nearly a week after the men went missing during an attack by Taliban fighters on a local government headquarters, police said on Sunday.

Wardak provincial police chief General Abdul Haq Haqnawaz said villagers discovered the bodies on Saturday night in Chek district.

Sixteen Afghan policemen went missing on November 01 after Taliban fighters overran Khogyani district in Ghazni province and torched government buildings.

The bodies of four of the policemen were found a few days later in Ghazni city. Seven policemen are still missing.

Separately, a vehicle hit a mine in Helmand province on Sunday, killing five civilians. Provincial spokesman Daud Ahmadi says the blast wounded seven other civilians, including two children.

Bureau Report