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    4 policemen killed, 5 injured in Taliban attacks

    ERAT CITY (PAN): Four Afghan National Police (ANP) members were killed and five others injured during two separate rebel attacks in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Friday.

    The insurgents attacked police checkpoints in Aab Kamari and Maqur districts late on Thursday night, the governor's spokesman, Sharafuddin Majidi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    Provincial police chief, Gen. Sharafuddin Sharaf, said four policemen were killed and two others injured when the militants stormed the Miranzai check-post in Maqur district.

    He added three more police were injured in a similar assault on the Chahelgazi checkpoint in Aab Kamari district. The ensuing clashes lasted two hours.

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