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12 border policemen die in Taliban attack in Takhar

AT-KABUL: At least 12 border police officers were killed and five others injured in a Taliban attack in the northeastern province of Takhar, officials in the province confirmed Monday.

The attack took place late Sunday night in the Dasht-e-Qala district, said Khalil Asir, provincial police spokesman. “The Taliban insurgents made massive attack on the Aikhanom port town.”

He added that the attackers were pushed back, suffering large casualties.

Taliban confirmed the attack, with the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, saying that 18 police were killed and 10 wounded in the attack on Aikhanom area.

Taliban previously attacked the Aikhanom port town four times.

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