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Taliban attacks kill 8 police in east Afghanistan

AP     20th July, 2018 12:26:51 printer


Taliban attacks kill 8 police in east Afghanistan

 

A district governor in Afghanistan says Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least eight police and wounding seven others.

 

Saeeb Khan Elham said Friday that insurgents launched a wave of attacks on compounds and police security posts in the Qarabagh district late the night before.

 

He said government forces meant to reinforce the district were attacked in a Taliban ambush that included roadside mines and were unable to help.

 

Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone interview with AP. He says 16 police were killed and a government compound in the district damaged.


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