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Taliban kill 7 Afghan police in outpost attack
Taliban kill 7 Afghan police in outpost attack

A Taliban-claimed attack in northern Afghanistan has left seven members of the Afghan police dead and five injured. The Saturday evening raid on an outpost of the Afghan Local Police in Qush Tepa district of Jowzjan province lasted for four hours as Taliban fighters and members of the village defense forced traded fire. Speaking to local media, Ahmad Farid Azizi, provincial police spokesman, said the clash led to 12 deaths -- seven ALP and five Taliban fighters. Another five ALP and five Taliban were wounded in the fighting. In a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group overran two ALP outposts and left 12 people dead. The...

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