A dozen members of the Afghanistan National Police, including a commander, were joined Taliban’s ranks in western Farah province, officials said on Monday.
The provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News the deserting policemen were led by Sergeant Mirwais, in charge of three check-posts in the Shivan area of Bala Baluk district.
Brig. Gen. Aqa Noor Kintoz, the police chief, said the renegades had taken away a police vehicle, a tank and ammunition. A delegation has been sent to the area to investigate the issue.
A former militant, Mirwais joined the peace process three years ago along with 20 of his associates. He was later given a job in the police force.