10 po­lice among 11 slain in ISIS at­tack

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.


Peo­ple dress the part Satur­day as they tromp along an Athens street dur­ing the an­nual Zom­bie Walk, an event that com­mem­o­rates the hor­ror films of the 1980s.

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