Rebels kill eight Afghan policemen

Insurgents killed eight Afghan policemen in a raid on a checkpoint outside the northern city of Kunduz, local police said.

Officers suspected the raid was carried out by militants from Russia’s restive Chechnya region who are active in the surrounding province, also called Kunduz.

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More than 10 militants took part in the attack, two or three of whom were believed to have been wounded when the police fought back.