A policeman lost his life and another policeman sustained injuries in a police pursuit in Kabul city earlier today, the security officials said.

Ferdaws Faramurz, a spokesperson for Kabul Police Headquarters, said the incident took place at around 7:10 am local time close to Deh Mazang area of the city.

According to Faramurz, the policemen were in pursuit a group of armed robbers when the incident took place.

He also added that the armed robbers opened fire on policemen, leaving one of the officers dead and wounding another police officer before they could escape the area.

Meanwhile, Faramurz said a search operation is underway to arrest the perpetrators of the incident.

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