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Taliban Attacks Police Checkpoint in Farah, Killing 4

(Last Updated On: January 13, 2019)

The Taliban insurgents attacked a checkpoint late on Saturday night in western Farah province, killing at least four Police personnel, a local official said on Sunday.

Dadullah Qaneh, a member of the Farah provincial council told Ariana News that the Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on a police checkpoint close to Farah city last night.

He added that at least four policemen were killed in the attack.

The Taliban militants have seized all military equipment of the checkpoint, Qaneh further said.

Provincial police officials have confirmed the attack but refused to give further details about the casualties.

Meanwhile, The insurgents attacked a security checkpoint in northern Jawzjan province, killing at least seven members of public uprising forces.

Ghulam Sakhi Subhani district governor of Agcha told Ariana News that during the clashes between security forces and the militants at least nine Taliban insurgents were killed, 18 members of the group and three public uprising forces were wounded. 

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