Tal­iban kill 27 Afghan cops in se­cu­rity post at­tacks

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

KABUL:

Tal­iban fight­ers stormed some 15 se­cu­rity posts in three dif­fer­ent dis­tricts in Afghanistan’s south­ern Kan­da­har province overnight on Mon­day, killing at least 27 po­lice­men, of­fi­cials said on Tues­day. Matiul­lah He­lal, act­ing provin­cial po­lice spokesman, said 22 po­lice were killed and at least 15 oth­ers were wounded when in­sur­gents stormed var­i­ous se­cu­rity posts in two dis­tricts Mon­day night. He said the at­tacks took place in the May­wand and Zhari dis­tricts and some gun bat­tles lasted for hours. He said 45 Tal­iban were killed and 35 oth­ers wounded. AP

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