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Security checkpoint in Nangarhar falls to Taliban

Security checkpoint in Nangarhar falls to Taliban

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Jun 27, 2018 - 15:02

JALALABD (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) member was killed as a check-post fell to Talibaninfo-icon insurgents after a clash in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the insurgents launched a coordinated attack on the security check-post in the Kroso locality of the district late on Tuesday night.

He said an ALP man was killed and two others were wounded during the overnight attack. The Taliban also suffered casualties, said the spokesman, who did not have exact figures.

A security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok the security checkpoint collapsed after the Taliban attack. The assailants also took away a pickup vehicles and weapons.

The Taliban have said nothing in this regard so far

pk/mud

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