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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 21 policemen

AP  |  Kabul 

Officials say a wave of attacks in western and northern the previous day has killed 21 members of the country's security forces.

Jamshed Shahabi, for the in western province, says the insurgents overran outposts there, killing six policemen.

Shamsul Haq Baeakzai in northern province says seven members of the local police force were killed there, also on Wednesday.

And in northern province, says eight policemen were gunned down.

The attacks left another 23 members of the security forces wounded. The have claimed responsibility for all the attacks.

The insurgents carry out near-daily attacks on Afghan troops, inflicting heavy loses. In response, the government in no longer releases official casualty figures.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 14:00 IST