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    Taliban Attack Checkpoint in North Afghanistan, Kill 2 Police Officers - Reports

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    The Taliban has continued series of its attacks after the US unveiled its new strategy for the country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Taliban movement, outlawed in Russia, attacked a checkpoint in the northern Afghan province of Baglan leaving two police officers killed and one more injured, the TOLOnews broadcaster reported on Sunday.

    The attack took place on Saturday morning in the village of Chashme Sher, TOLOnews reported, citing local officials.

    Local police confirmed the incident saying that the terrorists managed to seize weapons from the check post. Further details of the attack remain unknown.

    Afghanistan has long been suffering from the unstable political, social and security situation due to the activity of the Taliban movement as well as Daesh terrorist group, also banned in Russia.

    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, supported by the US-led coalition, are currently conducting joint offensive operations to combat terrorism across the country after a new US Afghan strategy was revealed by President Donald Trump in late August. After the plan was announced, the Taliban vowed to continue "jihad" in the country.

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