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Eight Afghan policemen have been shot and killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand, officials say.

They say the attack was carried out by the Taliban near Lashkar Gah on Tuesday night. Three policemen were wounded and one is missing.

The Taliban had help from a policeman inside the checkpoint," a senior policeman in the area told the BBC.

"Our information shows that the attackers were helped by this officer. He may have even have removed the [firing] pin from a heavy machine gun. He has fled the checkpoint with his gun.

BBC News - Afghanistan: Eight police killed at Helmand checkpoint

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