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Insurgents Kill 8 Afghan Police Officers in Helmand Attack

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Eight Afghan police officers were shot dead in an insurgent attack on their checkpoint last night in southern Helmand province, an official said.

Authorities are searching for a policeman who escaped the raid in the Nahr-e-Seraj district and is suspected to have aided the guerrillas, Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for Helmand’s government, said in a phone interview. Three officers were injured.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eltaf Najafizada in Kabul at enajafizada1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Hirschberg at phirschberg@bloomberg.net

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