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Taliban attack killed four local policemen and wounded seven

A Taliban attack has killed four local policemen and injured seven in the country’s eastern Ghazni Province, an Afghan official reported. 

The attack occurred on Tuesday morning when the insurgents aimed a security post belonging to the local police force in the district of Jaghatu, Arif Noori, spokesman for the Provincial Governor, stated.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Mr. Noori said the gun battle lasted several hours and that the Taliban used artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. It has been a particularly deadly week in Afghanistan.

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The Islamic State group targeted a voter registration centre in Kabul on April 22, killing 57, and on April 23, by a suicide bombing. Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 18 soldiers and policemen, underscoring the struggles the government faces to rein in militant assaults.


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