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Afghan officials: Attacks kill 10 police; blast kills 2 kids

AP  |  Kabul 

Attacks blamed on the in northern and western killed at least 10 members of the country's security forces, officials said today, while a land mine explosion in western province killed two children.

In western province, said a attack killed seven policemen last night. The hit a police post in district and the hours-long fighting also killed three insurgent before the Taliban were pushed back, Alkhani said.

In northern Faryab province, Karim Yuresh, for the chief, said a Taliban attack killed three policemen in district, also last night.

Ten Taliban insurgents were also killed in the ensuing gunbattle, he added.

The two children killed in a land mine explosion in western province were children of a local Taliban figure, said Abdul Ahad Walizada, of the police. He blamed the Taliban but did not provide more details.

The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for either of the two attacks.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:15 IST