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8 Afghan local police killed in outpost attack

Gunmen attacked an outpost of a govt-sponsored militia force in western Afghanistan.

Written by Associated Press | Kabul | Published: April 5, 2012 12:02:03 pm

Police officials say gunmen have attacked an outpost of a government-sponsored militia force in western Afghanistan,killing eight people.

Farah province police chief Shamsul Rahman Zahid says the attack happened late Wednesday in Khaki Safed district. He says eight members of the Afghan Local Police were killed and two captured.

He says the attackers were armed with assault rifles but did not provide other details.

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