At least 27 die in Tal­iban at­tacks

Bangkok Post - - WORLD -

KABUL: Tal­iban fight­ers stormed some 15 se­cu­rity posts in three dif­fer­ent dis­tricts in Afghanistan’s south­ern Kan­da­har prov­ince, killing at least 27 po­lice­men, of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day. 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. He said the at­tacks took place in the May­wand and Zhari dis­tricts. He said 45 Tal­iban were killed and 35 oth­ers wounded. The Tal­iban, which has stepped up at­tacks against Afghan se­cu­rity forces, claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity. Tal­iban fight­ers also at­tacked po­lice se­cu­rity posts in West­ern Farah prov­ince in the Pusht Road district, killing three of­fi­cers and three civil­ians with a a rocket, said the spokesman for the pro­vin­cial gov­er­nor, Mo­ham­mad Naser Mehri. He said 15 Tal­iban were killed.

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