KABUL, Afghanistan — Six Afghan policemen were found dead
Saturday in their station house in southern Afghanistan, where
international troops are ramping up operations to take control of
Taliban strongholds, an official said.
In the north, three Afghan
policemen were accidentally killed by friendly fire, NATO said.
bodies of the six policemen, who were shot, were found in Greskh
district of southern Helmand province, said Dawood Ahmadi, a provincial
spokesman. It wasn't immediately clear who shot them, but insurgents
fighting back against NATO forces also are targeting anyone who supports
the coalition or the Afghan government.
The coalition reported
two US service members died Saturday and another was killed Friday in
insurgent attacks in the south. NATO did not disclose details of their
deaths. A fourth member of the coalition, a British serviceman, was
killed Saturday in Nad Ali district of Helmand, the British Ministry of
Thirty-eight members of the international coalition,
including 24 Americans, have been killed so far this month, according
to a count by The Associated Press.