Burqa-clad militants attack check post in Afghanistan

Two policemen among four dead in Herat attack

KABUL, Afghanistan – At least four people were killed after a group of Burqa-clad militants attacked a security check post in western Herat province of Afghanistan, a local news service reported on Tuesday.

Quoting local security officials, the Khaama Press news service reported that the incident took place around 11am local time in Oba district. At least two policemen and two civilians were killed after the militants attacked the police check post, said Sher Aqa Alokozay, a district police chief.

Alokozay said that the Burqa-clad militants attacked the police check post with hand grenades. At least five civilians were also injured following the attack and the Afghan police have launched an operation to detain the assailants.

No group including the Taliban has so far claimed responsibility. Herat is among the relatively peaceful provinces in western Afghanistan. However, the anti-government armed militant groups are active in a number of its remote districts and often carry out attacks, the news service reported.

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