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District police chief among 4 cops killed in attack

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Taliban gunmen stormed police headquarters in Khugyani district of Ghazni province, killing district police and three other cops, officials said Tuesday.

The Taliban fighters mounted group attacks on police headquarters in Khugyani district, said Muhammad Arif Noori, spokesman of Ghazni governor.

He told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that district police chief, Munir Ahmad, among four cops were killed five more wounded in the attack, adding nine Taliban were also killed and 12 wounded in retaliatory action by police.

He said Taliban have retreated and situation is calm now.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, however, claimed seven police were killed and six more wounded in the attack.

He said only one Taliban fighter sustained injuries.

Separately, Taliban gunmen freed four police on the mediation of local elders in Haji Kala area of Andar district, the gubernatorial spokesman said.

He said Taliban had seized the four cops sometimes ago.

 

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