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Spanish dead flown home from Afghanistan


The bodies of two Spanish police trainers and their interpreter shot dead by an Afghan officer have been flown home.

The Spanish prime minister, army representatives and members of the victims’ families were present.

The Civil Guard officers and the interpreter were killed in the north western province of Badghis on Wednesday during a training session.

The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the Afghan officer who turned his gun on the men had a “special connection” with the group.

The Spanish policemen were due to be buried later on Thursday.

In another attack in the relatively secure north the Taliban killed eight Afghan police officers in Kunduz.

It happened just before dawn when the police were asleep. One officer was wounded and one managed to escape.

Traditionally active in the south and the east, the Taliban have increased attacks in some areas of the north recently, despite the presence of some 150,000 foreign troops.

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