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Taliban kill 22 police in security post attacks

AP, Kabul, Nov 14 2017, 15:34 IST
An Afghan police officer said Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in southern Kandahar province overnight, killing a total 22 policemen. Reuters file photo

An Afghan police officer said Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in southern Kandahar province overnight, killing a total 22 policemen. Reuters file photo

An Afghan police officer said Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in southern Kandahar province overnight, killing a total 22 policemen.

Matiullah Helal, acting provincial police spokesman, said at least 15 other police were wounded when the insurgents stormed various security posts on Monday night.

Helal said the attacks took place in the Maywand and Zhari districts and some gun battles lasted for hours. He said 45 Taliban fighters were killed and 35 others wounded.

Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the region, put the number of police killed at 37 and 30 wounded.

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