Eleven Afghan policemen were killed Saturday when one of their colleagues, believed to be a Taliban infiltrator, opened fire on them, officials said.
The incident in Delaram district of western Nimroz province was the latest in a series of shootings in which members of the Afghan security forces have targeted local and foreign colleagues.
“Unfortunately 11 of our brave national police were killed in this cowardly attack,” Nimroz governor Abdul Karim Brahawi told AFP.
“Initial investigation shows the shooter was a Taliban infiltrator. He was also killed when police returned fire,” Brahawi said.
Provincial deputy police chief Abdul Majid Latifi confirmed that 11 police had been killed by “a man inpolice uniform”, adding that an investigation into the attack was under way.
The shooting came a day after six international soldiers were killed by Afghans they were working with.