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QALAT, Afghanistan, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- An insider attack on a police checkpoint killed seven police personnel in Shahr-e-Safa district of Afghanistan's southern Zabul province on Thursday, head of provincial council Ata Jan Haqbayan said.
The incident took place early morning and the perpetrator after killing seven police took away their weapons and escaped, the official said.
According to the official, the perpetrator might be a Taliban protégé to terrorize the police as well as the people.
Police have not made comments yet.