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8 Police Killed In Taliban Assault On Checkpoint

January 04 2019

Afghanistan

At least eight police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan, reports the Indo-Asian News Service.

On Wednesday night, several hundred militants attacked the Safar-ba-Khair security checkpoint in Baghlan province, said Safdar Mooseni, the head of the provincial council, as cited by Xinhua, China's state news agency.

Fighting lasted for nearly four hours before reinforcements arrived, Mosseni said. Two police officers were injured and several militants...

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