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Insurgents attack checkpoint in Afghanistan, killing 11

AP  |  Kabul 

At least 11 Afghan paramilitary forces were killed when the attacked their checkpoint, an said today.

Zabi Amani, a for the of the northern province, said two other forces were wounded in the attack late Saturday. He said three insurgents were killed, including a local commander, Those targeted were members of the Local Uprising Forces, militias supported by the government.

No one immediately claimed the attack, but Amani blamed the Taliban, who are active in the area.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, insurgents attacked two security checkpoints in the eastern province, killing four police and wounding five others, according to Arif Noori, for the provincial He said the opened fire on the checkpoints and then targeted reinforcements with a roadside bomb.

The Taliban, who control large parts of the province, claimed the attack and said they captured weapons and ammunition.

The stormed a government compound in another part of late Thursday, triggering an hours-long gunbattle and killing 15 people, including three senior local officials.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 13:50 IST
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