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    Over 10 Police Officers Killed by Taliban Militants in Northeast Afghanistan

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    Over the past two weeks, Afghan security forces have suffered heavy losses as a result of terrorist attacks.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) At least 13 police officers were killed as a result of an attack launched by the Taliban, a terrorist organization, on a checkpoint in the northeastern province of Kunduz, local media reported Sunday.

    According to the head of the Khayatullah Amiri district, one policeman managed to escape, the others died. Armed militants also stole weapons and a Humvee SUV.

    The clashes took place on Sunday morning at about 3:00 a.m. local time [Saturday, 22:30 GMT] in the district of Khanabad, Pajhwok Afghan News agency reported, citing a local official.

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    A total of 14 police officers were at the checkpoint during the attack, with one them managing to escape, according to a local official.

    Earlier, on October 25, Taliban militants attacked three military bases in Afghanistan.

    Recently, the Taliban have become more active in the eastern and southern Afghan provinces — Logar, Nangarhar, Helmand, and in the north — in Kunduz, Jauzjan and Parvan.


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