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2 police killed, 4 wounded in Kandahar attack

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2 police killed, 4 wounded in Kandahar attack

Mar 08, 2018 - 14:52

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two police personnel and four Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed in a clash in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.

Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News that the four attackers stormed the district police station late on Wednesday night. One of the assailants detonated his explosives at the gate and the rest opened fire at policemen.

The three militants were eliminated in the ensuing clash that lasted three hours, the police spokesman said, adding one policeman was also killed and four others were wounded.

He said two mobile phone sets, weapons and ammunition had also been captured by police. The militants had contacted several times members of the Taliban’s Quetta Shurainfo-icon and Pakistani intelligence agencies.

Meanwhile, a well-placed source revealed two police personnel had been killed and four others wounded in the attack, which was claimed by Taliban fighters.


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