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KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan —Jan 12, 2019— At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar, according to a provincial official. Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said that two other police were wounded in Saturday’s attack took place in the Spin Bolduk … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan special forces fight IS; Taliban kill 15 policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghan special forces launched a new offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Nangarhar province, killing 27 militants, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan killed 15 members of the country’s security forces. According to provincial council member Ajmal Omar, the special forces, backed by helicopter gunships, targeted IS in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan special forces fight IS; Taliban kill 15 policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 15 Afghan policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the Taliban launched two blistering attacks in northern Sar-e-Pul province, killing 15 members of the country’s security forces. In one attack, on the outskirts of the provincial capital, heavy artillery fire by Afghan forces trying to repel the insurgents sent local residents fleeing for safety. Provincial council chief Mohammad … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 15 Afghan policemen