QALAT, Afghanistan, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Insider attack claimed the lives of eight local police in the southern Zabul province in Afghanistan on Saturday, provincial governor Bismillah Afghanmal said.
"Two members of a local police checkpoint in Loi Khara locality of Shinkai district opened fire on their friends early today morning and fled the area," Afghanmal told Xinhua.
According to the official, the attackers apparently had affiliation with the Taliban outfit. Investigation has been initiated into the case.
Local police is community police force composed of villagers to defend their villages against militants in areas where the government forces presence is slim.