Tale­ban raid on Afghan po­lice force

The Scotsman - - World News -

Tale­ban fight­ers have stormed 15 se­cu­rity posts in three dif­fer­ent dis­tricts in Afghanistan’s south­ern Kan­da­har prov­ince, killing at least 27 po­lice­men.

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 on Mon­day night.

He said the at­tacks took place in the May­wand and Zhari dis­tricts. A to­tal of 45 Tale­ban were re­port­edly killed and 35 oth­ers wounded.

The Tale­ban, who have stepped up at­tacks against Afghan se­cu­rity forces, claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity.

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