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Taliban attack kills 17 Afghan police during peace talks in Qatar
Taliban attack kills 17 Afghan police during peace talks in Qatar

Afghan and Taliban delegates on Monday reported some progress after two days of exploratory peace talks in Qatar, but attacks at home that killed 17 policemen underscored the violence that continues to ravage Afghanistan. Taliban fighters overran 10 checkpoints in the Warduj district of Badakhshan province in the remote northeast of the country late Sunday night, Abdullah Naji Nazari, head of the provincial council, said in a statement to local media. "According to information which I received from Warduj, so far the bodies of 17 policemen were taken to a hospital and 26 other policemen are missing," Nazari said. A Twitter account purported to belong to the Taliban claimed...

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