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Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 5 policemen in east

AP  |  Kabul 

An provincial official says the have stormed several security posts in eastern Kunar province, killing five police officers.

Provincial governor, Waheedullah Kalimzai, says the daring attacks early today lasted nearly two hours and were apparently coordinated but the police, aided by other security officials, managed to repel the attackers and drove the insurgents from the area.

Kalimzai says another police officer is missing after the attack.

He says the used heavy machine guns and explosive devises in the assault. Kalimzai also added that the police killed several fighters.

Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province borders Insurgency groups are considered to have a strong presence in this area.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 16:48 IST