Afghan policewoman shoots US official at Kabul police headquarters

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The latter incident took place in Jowzhan Province, at the village of Turaghali Afghania. Dur Mohammad, commander at the checkpost, shot and killed five officers under his command, according to Gen Abdul Aziz Ghairat, the provincial police chief.

He said the commander fled after the shooting. General Ghairat did not offer a motive but noted that Mohammad had previously had connections with the Taliban in the area.

The Afghan Local Police programme, which seeks to bring armed elements including some former insurgents under government control, has been controversial because of a series of incidents in which they have changed sides, sometimes repeatedly.

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