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Security forces, Taliban suffer casualties in Kandahar clashes

Security forces, Taliban suffer casualties in Kandahar clashes

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Jul 06, 2019 - 13:10

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-five assailants who stormed the Maroof district in southern Kandahar province have been killed and some injured, an official said on Saturday.

Police Chief Maj. Gen. Tadin Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News tens of the Talibaninfo-icon stormed the Maroof district centre on Friday night.

Foreign forces bombed the assailants during a firefight which was underway for hours, he added.

Tadin Khan did not provide information regarding security forces casualties, but a security source wishing not be named claimed 13 policemen were killed and 30 others injured in the overnight Taliban attack.

It was the second deadliest attack, the Taliban staged on Maroof district in the past one week.

Separately, 10 policemen were killed and 14 others injured in the Taliban attack in Khakrez district. Six militants were killed and eight others injured in the attack.

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