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Kunduz: 15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack

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Kunduz: 15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack

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Jun 11, 2018 - 12:10

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Fifteen security personnel have been killed in a Talibaninfo-icon attack in the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Monday.

District chief Safdar Haidar told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants launched a coordinated attack on a security check-post in the Aqtepa area of the district late on Sunday night.

He said five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 10 policemen were killed in the assault.

Aminullah Aideen, a member of the provincial council, confirmed the attack and casualties. He said the militants also took away two tanks of the security forces.

Allah Berdi, a resident of the area, said gunfire was heard all night long. He claimed 18 security personnel manning the check-post were killed.

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