Kabul: Taliban-linked rebels beheaded six
Afghan policemen after overrunning their checkpoint during
clashes in northern Afghanistan, NATO said on Wednesday.
The incident took place yesterday in the province of
Baghlan, a region where insurgents have gained strong
footholds in recent years, NATO`s International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) said.
The military said police "successfully repelled" an
insurgent attack on a school, clinic and the district
governor`s building in Dahanah-ye Ghori, killing several
But added: "During the attack, insurgents overran a
police checkpoint and killed the police officers by cutting
off their heads."
ISAF condemned the "brutal" killings.
Abdul Majeed, provincial governor confirmed that six
Afghan policemen had been killed in their post but refused to
Deaths among Afghan and foreign security forces have
surged in recent months as NATO, US and Afghan troops roll out
a counter-insurgency strategy designed to reverse the Taliban
momentum and speed an end to a nearly nine-year war.