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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Taliban kill four Afghan policemen

Published 24/10/2013 | 10:21

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Four Afghan policeman have been killed by the Taliban

Four Afghan policemen have been killed in a night-time attack by the Taliban on a security outpost in the country's west, an Afghan official said.

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Police chief Sharafuddin Sharaf said the attack happened in the Bla Murghab district of Badghis province.

He said the Taliban tried to storm the security outpost, triggering a three-hour gun battle and killing four members of the local police force. Three other policemen were injured.

The attack was the latest in a wave of violence across Afghanistan as the Taliban intensify their campaign ahead of the US-led foreign forces' withdrawal from the country in 2014.

AP

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