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Official: Insurgents attacked police checkpoint, killing 5

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says at least five forces have been killed after insurgents attacked their checkpoint in western province. Fared Bakhtawer, of the provincial council in Farah, said today that Insurgents took five other police alive from the checkpoint near city. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Bakhtawer blamed insurgents, who have stepped up attacks in the province in recent months against Afghan security forces. A day earlier, security forces recaptured a district headquarters in Farah, just hours after fighters overran police and administrative offices, killing eight police and wounding 10 others. Over the weekend, killed 15 Afghan forces including seven army commandos and eight police in district in

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 12:15 IST