30 Afghan police killed in two days

KABUL — Afghan officials said Thursday that at least 10 policemen had died in two ­attacks, bringing the number of slain officers to at least 30 in the past two days.

In the latest attack, a series of improvised explosive devices in Kunar Province killed eight members of the ­Afghan Border Police as they traveled through a Dangam district village Thursday, according to the district governor.

The government also said two Afghan Local Police members in Helmand Province had been shot by two recruits loyal to the Taliban. On Wednesday, 17 local officers in Ghazni Province were drugged and killed by Taliban infiltrators. The same day, another officer gunned down three policemen in Kandahar Province.

New York Times