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Police: Taliban attack Afghan district compound, killing 15

AP  |  Kabul 

fighters attacked a government compound in central overnight, killing three district officials and 15 security forces, authorities said today.

The attackers stormed the secure compound in district last night, setting off hours of fighting with security forces, Ramazan Ali Moseni, a police in province, said.

He said 25 were killed. The district is close to the provincial capital, city.

member said the district governor, were killed in the attack, as well as 15 security forces.

Rahmani said the attackers planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack.

Moseni said the government reinforcements later joined the fighting.

He said eight government security forces were wounded.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 10:30 IST
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