Insider Attack Kills 10 Afghan Policemen


Afghan officials said a policeman with alleged ties to the Taliban killed 10 fellow officers Tuesday in a particularly brutal attack in Uruzgan province.

A spokesman for the provincial governor said the officer drugged his colleagues before shooting them to death at a security post in the Chinarto district. The spokesman said the suspect allegedly took the dead officers' weapons and fled.

But a Taliban spokesman claimed insurgents attacked the security post and killed all the officers. Taliban claims are often exaggerated and hard to verify independently.