Taliban kill 17 policemen in western Afghanistan


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SULAIMANI — An Afghan official says Taliban attacks in western Farah province since the previous night have killed at least 17 members of the country’s security forces.

Fared Bakhtawer, head of the provincial council in Farah, said on Monday(September 17) that the attacks took place in different parts of the province, including checkpoints around the provincial capital, according to the Associated Press.

He says a group of Taliban fighters targeted checkpoints in the district of Push Rod, where 10 policemen died.

Another attack struck in Bala Buluk district where seven were killed and at least three others were abducted by the insurgents. Separately, also in Bala Buluk, six policemen surrendered to the Taliban after an intense battle.

He added that there were also attacks elsewhere in Farah but couldn’t provide any casualty figures, pending more detailed reports.



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