Afghan officials: Attacks kill 3 foreign workers, 3 police
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three foreign workers were abducted and killed in Kabul on Thursday, their bodies later found in one of the city’s more dangerous neighborhoods, officials said. Meanwhile, a Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan left three policemen dead.
It was not known who was behind the Kabul abductions and killing and no militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault.
Kabul police chief’s spokesman, Hashmat Stanekzia, said the bodies were left in Mussahi, a volatile area of the Afghan capital. The police were investigating.
According to police officer Jan Aga, the three worked as cooks at the Kabul airport and were of Indian, Malaysian and Macedonian nationality. No further details were immediately available.
And in northern Balkh province, the Taliban attacked a police outpost on Wednesday night, killing three local policemen and wounding four others in Chamtal district, said Sher Jan Durani, the province’s chief police spokesman.
At least 10 Taliban fighters were also killed in the gunbattle that broke out, he said. There was no immediate comment from the Taliban.
Elsewhere in Kabul province, an Afghan army helicopter crash landed on a river dam due to a technical malfunction on Thursday, killing the pilot and lightly injuring five other officers on board, according to Mohammad Radmanish, the Defense Ministry’s spokesman.
The crash landing took place Thursday in the district of Surobi, he said.