10 police among 11 slain in ISIS attack
KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by Islamic State militants in northern Zawzjan province, a provincial official said.
Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said Saturday that the police officers were ambushed Friday as they were exiting a mosque. The wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.
Islamic State-linked militants have been active in Afghanistan’s eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.
Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry said in a statement that about 38 militants, including 23 Islamic State fighters, were killed in separate operations conducted by Afghan security forces in the eastern and southern regions of the country over the past two days.
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