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Taliban kill over 30 police in western Afghanistan

Taliban kill over 30 police in western Afghanistan

 More than 30 policemen have been killed in separate assaults by Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, officials say.

Saturday, 12 May 2018 17:05

Farid Bakhtawar, head of the provincial council, said on Friday that Taliban militants had attacked a police base overnight in Balabuluk district, killing at least 23 policemen and injuring three others.

The militants also killed 11 policemen and seized a large quantity of weapons and equipment in a separate attack in Farah city, the official added.

The remote and sparsely populated province of Farah has been a key battleground for the militants for months, with heavy fighting in Balabuluk.

In past weeks, the Afghan capital has seen an increase in violence after Taliban announced the beginning of their annual spring offensive. Fighting is expected to pick up further once the opium harvest is completed in the coming weeks.

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