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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 13 policemen

AP  |  Kabul 

Afghan officials say the latest attacks in the country's central and eastern region have left 13 policemen dead.

in eastern province says the insurgents attacked a police outpost early on Thursday morning in district, killing eight policemen, including a

The attack set of a firefight that lasted for hours until the government sent reinforcements and drove from the compound. He says the still managed to confiscate weapons and ammunition.

The Taliban also attacked a police outpost in central province on Thursday morning, killing five policemen. Police says three policemen were wounded.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Near-daily Taliban attacks on Afghan security forces have been relentless in recent months.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 15:00 IST