Daesh militants kill 11 in Afghanistan mosque ambush

Daesh militants kill 11 in Afghanistan mosque ambush
Afghan policemen inspect a damaged army vehicle after a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan on February 11, 2017. On Saturday, 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by Daesh militants in northern Zawzjan province on Saturday. REUTERS/Abdul Malik
Updated 25 February 2017

Daesh militants kill 11 in Afghanistan mosque ambush

Daesh militants kill 11 in Afghanistan mosque ambush

KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan official says that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by Daesh militants in northern Zawzjan province.
Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said Saturday that the police officers were ambushed Friday as they were coming out of a mosque. The wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.
IS-linked militants have been active in Afghanistan’s eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.