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15 November, 2017 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 15 November, 2017 02:04:19 AM

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22 cops killed in Afghan Taliban attack

Xinhua

At least 22 policemen and 45 militants were killed after Taliban attacked police checkpoints in Maywand district of Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, provincial police spokesman said yesterday, reports Xinhua from Kandahar, Afghanistan. "Taliban militants launched wide offensives on 15 security posts in Jagrum, Qala-e-Shahmir, Khak-e-Chopan and surrounding areas in Maywand district, western of provincial capital Kandahar city, on Monday night and the clashes lasted until early Tuesday, leaving up the casualties," spokesman Zia Durrani told Xinhua.
About 15 policemen and 35 militants were also wounded during the overnight and predawn fighting, Durrani added.
Taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident.
The Taliban militants, who ruled the country before being ousted in late 2001, renewed armed insurgency, killing government troops as well as civilians.

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