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Afghanistan: Three policemen wounded in fight at police headquarters

File photo: An Afghan policeman Photograph:( AFP )

ANI Kabul, Afghanistan Oct 03, 2019, 03.14 PM (IST)

At least three policemen have been injured in a fight that took place in the police headquarters of the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, Sputnik reported.

According to the provincial council chief, Safdar Mohseni, the confrontation took place on Wednesday at around 6:30 pm local time between Amin Akkhail, the local police chief of the province's capital; provincial police chief Niaz Mohammad Niazai; the deputy chairman of the provincial council, Shams-ul-Haq Barakzai; and another officer.

The injured men were rushed to a hospital, Baghlan Health Director Abdul Halim said.

According to a source quoted by Sputnik, Akkhail has fired from his post seven months ago when he was accused of having stolen equipment and food from his place of work.

Akkhail, who has the support of several local lawmakers, has been trying to get reinstated, but the provincial police chief and council have barred him from doing so but while the investigation is ongoing.

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The injured men were rushed to a hospital, Baghlan Health Director Abdul Halim said.