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Afghan official says Taliban attack kills 7 policemen

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says a attack on a security outpost has killed seven policemen in central province.

Arif Noor, the provincial governor's spokesman, said the hours-long gunbattle also wounded two policemen early Thursday morning in district.

A later claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a separate incident, at least 15 policemen have surrendered to the in the northwestern province of Badghis, according to provincial

Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces come under near daily attacks by Taliban.

The insurgents have continued their onslaught against the country's security forces while at the same time continuing peace talks with the U.S.

The first round of intra-Afghan dialogue that will also include the is set to take place later this month.

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

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:35 IST