Taliban kill 7 police in eastern province: Afghan official

Published at July 16, 2018 02:42 PM 0Comment(s)2499views


Taliban kill 7 police in eastern province: Afghan official

Press Trust of India

Kabul

An Afghan official says the Taliban stormed a police checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province, killing seven policemen.

Provincial police chief Ghulam Sanayee Stanikzai said today that the attack took place the previous night in the district of Ghani Kahil.

He says that five Taliban fighters were killed in the attack.

Stanikzai says that in Khogyani district, also in Nangarhar province, a government airstrike on Sunday night left 20 Taliban fighters dead.

There was no statement from the Taliban on either the Ghani Kahil attack or the airstrike.

Yesterday, a suicide bomber on foot struck outside a ministry building in the capital, Kabul, killing seven people and wounding 15.

Last month, a suicide bombing near the same ministry killed 12 people and wounding 31 others, mostly government employees.

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