- The Washington Times - Monday, December 14, 2009

KABUL | Eight Afghan policemen were killed Monday in an attack on a checkpoint in northeast Afghanistan.

Mohammad Akbar Barakzai, the governor of Baghlan province, said the policemen, who were members of the Afghan National Police, died after enemy militants attacked them before dawn.

“The policemen who were killed in the attack were on duty to provide security for the military convoys and local people in the main highway in Baghlan province,” Barakzai said.

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