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Police chief for Khogyani district killed in Taliban assault

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KABUL: District Police Chief for Khogyani district and two security personnel were killed when the Taliban stormed the police headquarters on Thursday night in the southern province of Ghazni, the provincial police said in a statement on Friday. 

Samiullah Popal, the acting police head for Khogyani district, was among two other security personnel killed in an attack which started when a group of Taliban fighters stormed the police headquarters in the district, the statement said.

The statement added that four Taliban militants were also killed in the ensuing clash with the security forces when another five security personnel sustained injuries. 

In a separate incident, at least 10 Taliban fighters were killed in an Afghan Special Forces’ operation in Qarabagh district of Ghazni on Thursday evening, the statement concluded.

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