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Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 soldiers in attack in south

AP  |  Kandahar 

An official says the have attacked a military checkpoint in a southern province, killing three soldiers.

Provincial spokesman Dost Muhammad Nayab says the attack took place in Uruzgan province on Monday morning and that four other soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Nayab says 13 were also killed in the battle, which took place on the outskirt of Tirin Kot, the provincial capital.

A provincial security official gave a different toll, saying 10 soldiers were killed in the attack. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media. The discrepancy in the casualty toll could not immediately be resolved.

The did not comment on the attack. The insurgents frequently attack security forces across the country.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 16:48 IST