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Kandahar attack: 13 security personnel killed, 4 injured

Kandahar attack: 13 security personnel killed, 4 injured

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Jun 10, 2018 - 14:13

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Thirteen policemen have been killed and four others injured in the Talibaninfo-icon attack in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, local security source said on Sunday.

Among the dead, were two Afghan Local Police (ALP) commanders, the source said, adding the Taliban also suffered casualties in the firefight.

Police Spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban stormed security forces check-posts in the Tangari locality on Saturday evening.

He said six policemen, including ALP men were killed and three other injured.

Taliban Spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed 17 local policemen were killed, one check-post captured in the Nagahan locality.

But security officials rejected the Taliban claim. In Kandahar the Taliban attacks has increased following raise in the temperature.

Earlier, 25 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, 10 injured and eight others went missing in the Taliban attack.

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