KABUL, Afghanistan -- Insurgents stormed a police post in southern Afghanistan early Thursday, killing four officers and wounding two others in their sleep, officials said.
Police and local government officials accused a rogue member of the Afghan National Police of aiding the attack, which took place at about 4 a.m. in the Oruzgan provincial capital, Tarin Kot.
The suspect, identified as a new recruit named Hayat Khan, allegedly contacted Taliban militants when he was about to come off his shift to inform them that his colleagues were sleeping, police spokesman Farid Ayel said.
Police are searching for the suspect, who disappeared after the attack.
“We are not sure yet whether Hayat Khan has defected to the Taliban or fled the province,” said provincial government spokesman Abdullah Hemat.
Another suspect, who was believed to have been facilitating communication between Khan and the Taliban, has been detained for questioning, Ayel said.