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Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 10 troops, 7 policemen

AP  |  Kabul 

Afghan officials say attacks have killed at least 10 soldiers and seven policemen.

In northern province, says the targeted an army outpost in district early on Friday, triggering an hours-long gunbattle before they were repulsed.

Bashir says at least 10 soldiers were killed and 12 were wounded. He says the suffered "heavy casualties" but didn't elaborate.

Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack.

In western province, the Taliban targeted police forces in the provincial capital, city, late on Thursday. Provincial council member, Abdul Samad Salehi, says seven policemen died and three were wounded there.

The Taliban have been staging near-daily attacks on Afghan security forces and now hold nearly half of the country.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 12:15 IST