An Afghan policeman shot nine of his fellow officers dead as they lay sleeping in a village in the eastern province of Paktika, police said Friday.
Provincial police chief Dawlat Khan said the gunman had been assigned to a small command post in Yayakhil district and had carried out the attack on Thursday night, according to the BBC.
A commander and his two sons were among the dead. The gunman seized the officers’ weapons after killing them with an assault rifle, and fled in a police vehicle.
Two police officers have been detained after Thursday night’s attack, while a third officer has gone missing, Reuters reports.
The victims were part of the Afghan Local Police, a local village force which provides security in areas where the Afghan police and army cannot operate.
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