Tal­iban seize district HQs, po­lice of­fi­cers killed

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Tal­iban fight­ers over­ran a sec­ond district head­quar­ters in as many days on Sun­day, this one in west­ern Ghor prov­ince, the provin­cial po­lice chief said. At least eight po­lice were killed in bat­tles against Tal­iban mil­i­tants, who have stepped up their at­tacks in the north and west of the coun­try lay­ing siege to district head­quar­ters, said Mo­ham­mad Mustafa Moseni. Moseni said the Tal­iban launched four as­saults on Ghor’s Tay­wara district head­quar­ters early Sun­day and “we had no choice but to re­treat.” He said po­lice have taken up po­si­tions about eight kilo­me­tres from the district head­quar­ters while they wait for re­in­force­ments to launch a coun­ter­at­tack.

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