Taleban kill 27 police:
Taleban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in three different districts in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province overnight, killing at least 27 policemen, officials said 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 Taleban were killed and 35 others wounded.
Naway District Gov Sarajuddin Sarhadi said five local police were also killed at checkpoints in his district, including a post commander.
Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the region, put the total number of police killed in Kandahar at 37 and 30 wounded. (AP)