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12 Afghan security officals killed, 4 wounded in Kandahar

The spokesman for the provincial chief of police said the attack happened the previous evening and govt forces pushed Taliban out of district

AP| PTI  |  Kabul 

Afghan security forces respond to a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. Photo: PTI
Afghan security forces respond to a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. Photo: PTI

Twelve have been killed and four wounded when Taliban fighters stormed the compounds of the Maruf district governor in southern Kandahar province.

Zia Durani, spokesman for the provincial chief of police, said Thursday the attack happened the previous evening and that government forces then pushed the Taliban out of the district.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi said the Taliban captured Maruf for a few hours and after removing weapons and other items they left the district.

First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 15:38 IST
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