KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An Afghan police officer fatally shot six other officers and wounded two more at a checkpoint in the province of Nimroz, authorities said Monday.
The attack in western Afghanistan occurred Sunday as the officers were manning the checkpoint, police spokesman Abdul Jabbar told KUNA, the Kuwait News Agency.
The gunman fled and was killed in a shootout with Afghan law enforcement officials later Sunday, authorities said.
It was the third time in recent weeks that rogue officers were involved in fatal shootings.
Last month, a police officer killed five British soldiers in southern Afghanistan and another officer killed two U.S. soldiers in the central province of Maidan Wardak, KUNA reported. The Taliban claimed the two were militants who had infiltrated the Afghan police and army.