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Afghanistan: 11 Afghan police officers killed in Talibans' attack

18 December 2017

At least 14 policemen have reportedly been killed in a Taliban attack on two security check posts in Lashkargah, capital of Afghanistan's Helmand province.

"Abdul Rasool the police chief of Aab Kamari district lost his life in clash with militants on Sunday night", Khaama Press reported.

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However, Provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said 11 policemen had been killed.

He did not provide further details and the Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.

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Earlier in the day, an Afghan woman was killed and four civilians were injured when a suicide auto bomb struck a NATO-led coalition forces' convoy in Kandahar city. He said he did not know if any foreign forces were killed or wounded.

Rahimi had no word on casualties but confirmed gunshots and explosion in the area. "We can confirm a suicide bomber attempted an attack on a patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan earlier today".

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Taliban, who have been active in Badghis.

Afghanistan: 11 Afghan police officers killed in Talibans' attack