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Taliban Attacks Target Police, Killing 17

Taliban Attacks Target Police, Killing 17

KABUL – Afghan officials say the latest Taliban attacks have killed 17 police members across the country.
Nik Mohammad Nazari, spokesperson of the security forces in northern Badakhshan province, said three policemen were killed on Friday in the district of Arghanj Khowa, where fighting was still underway.
Provincial police chief Ghulam Daoud Tarakhil said Taliban launched massive attacks in eastern Ghazni province, targeting two checkpoints on Thursday and killing nine policemen. Tarakhil said Taliban were “defeated with heavy causalities” after hours of gun-battle.
Deputy provincial council chief Asadullah Kakar says five policemen were killed in south-eastern Zabul province’s district of Shinkay on Thursday.
Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for all three attacks.
Separately, governor spokesperson, Asadullah Dawlatzai, said a mortar struck a house in eastern Laghman province on Thursday, killing two, including a child.
(Sahar News)

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