Ten policemen have also gone missing after the incident.
At least four police officers have been killed in an attack by a man wearing Afghan police uniform at a remote highway checkpoint in the country’s long-suffering central province of Uruzgan, a security official of Afghanistan says.
The acting head of Uruzgan’s police department, Mohammad Akbar Shinwari said that the attack took place on the main highway connecting Uruzgan to the province of Kandahar on Tuesday.
“Some policemen who had links with the Taliban allowed them (the Taliban) into the checkpoint,” he said.
He also said that ten policemen have also gone missing after the incident.
It is also reported that Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack by saying that four policemen were killed after a Taliban member opened fire on security police outpost. Taliban militants also captured the checkpoint and seized several weapons, including six AK-47 assault rifles and a rocket propelled grenade.
On January 26, ten policemen were killed after a man wearing an Afghan police uniform shot them in the Chinartoo district of Uruzgan. Nine policemen were shot dead in the same province by at least four men disguised as police earlier that week.
Since the US and its allies attacked the country to tackle terrorism 14 year back, Afghanistan has become one of the unsecured places to live on the world. Now the country has been observing an increase of ISIS terrorists.
However, the Middle East terrorists groups have been recruiting militants in Afghanistan over the past months to reclaim dominance in the country.