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Four local security personnel killed in Samangan

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KABUL: At least four Afghan local security personnel have been killed and three others received injuries after their checkpoint came under assault by the Taliban insurgents in northern Samangan province, official said Wednesday.

The attack was against a check-post in the Roea Du Ab district and lasted for three hours, local security forces commander Mohammad Naeem said.

However, he said the Taliban insurgents pushed back by the Afghan security forces, and the insurgent’s attack repulsed due to strong resistance form the Afghan forces.

The Taliban have recently surged their presence in the Roei Du Ab district but it was the first time they attacked security forces check-point, he was quoted by Pajhowk Afghan News, as saying. Du Ab district is situated 129 kilometres from Aibak, the provincial capital and bordered TalaWaBarfak and DahnaGhori districts of Baghlan which are also unstable areas.

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