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16 Security Force Members Killed In 'Insider' Attack In Helmand

Officials said the security force member gunned down his colleagues at a security check post in Greshk district.

A security force member reportedly gunned down at least 16 of his colleagues in Helmand province on Saturday evening, local officials said Sunday.

Officials confirmed the attack and said it took place at a check post in Greshk district.

According to local officials the suspect fled the area after gunning down his colleagues.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack and said the suspect joined the group after fleeing the check post with his colleagues' weapons.

[Source: Tolo News, Kabul, 11Feb18]

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