Afghan police, already stretched on multiple insurgent battlefronts, are struggling to rein in kidnapping rings.
At least one person was killed and 35 others wounded in the carnage.
Bloodied corpses of the policemen were strewn around the checkpoint, many of them shot from close range.
The conflict has claimed 24,841 civilian lives with 45,347 injuries
The defence ministry wants to boost the proportion of women in the army to 10 percent,
The defence ministry wants to boost the proportion of women in the army to 10 percent.
Abdul Rashid Dostum, a former warlord who has a catalogue of war crimes attached to his name, is accused of ordering his guards to seize Ahmad Ishchi last...
A look at Tuesday's top shots from around the world.
"The Taliban are sending boys to penetrate checkpoints and kill, drug and poison policemen."
The apparent elimination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour could spark new succession battles within the fractious movement.
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