Six Afghan policemen poisoned, shot to death; seventh is missing

Six village police officers were poisoned and then shot to…

Six village police officers were poisoned and then shot to death Thursday night at a remote outpost in northern Afghanistan, the deputy governor of Kunduz province reported Friday.

A seventh member of the Afghan Local Police unit is missing. An investigation has concluded that the officer conspired with insurgents to poison fellow officers and then flee, said Hamdullah Danishi, the deputy governor.

The killings took place in the Dasht e Archi district in northeastern Kunduz, about 180 miles north of Kabul, the capital.

The incident was one of several in recent months in which insurgents have infiltrated Afghan security force units or recruited police or soldiers to poison or attack their comrades. In one instance, Afghan security force members were shot as they slept at an outpost.

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