Afghan police patrol kills 7 civilians

KANDAHAR: An Afghan police patrol killed seven civilians after mistaking them for insurgents as they gathered firewood at dusk close to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, police said on Saturday. Two of the seven, killed on Thursday evening in the Raig area between Shorabak and Spin Boldak districts, in southern Kandahar province, were younger than 18, said southern

border police commander General Mohammad

Raziq. The six-member police team on patrol at the time had been detained, he said. “We are questioning the border police members behind the shooting and the investigation will determine if it was intentional,” he said.