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Rebels kill six cops in Afghanistan

india Updated: Aug 15, 2006 15:19 IST

Militants shot dead a local police chief and five other officers in an ambush on a desert road in western Aghanistan on Tuesday, police said.

Nassar Ahmad, who had been transferred from police chief of Farah province's Gulistan district to the nearby Khaki Safed area, was travelling in a convoy to take up his new post when insurgents attacked at about 7 am, said General Sayed Aqa Sakid, the provincial police chief.

Sakid said Ahmad and five other policemen were killed and four wounded in the attack in volatile Dalaram district, about 120 kms east of Farah city, where Taliban fighters have moved into after fleeing NATO-led military operations in southern Helmand province.