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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 4 troops, 4 women

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says the attacked a military checkpoint in western province, killing four troops and wounding six.

Mohammad Naser Mehri, the provincial governor's spokesman, says the attack started late on Monday night and lasted into Tuesday morning in district.

Mehri says the was called in and airstrikes later killed 19 fighters and wounded 30.

Separately, four women were killed and four children were wounded in the crossfire during a shootout between insurgents and the in eastern province.

Hasibullah Stanikzai, a provincial council member, says the shootout took place on Monday afternoon near Puli Alim, the provincial capital.

There was no immediate comment on either attack from the Taliban, who have stepped up their assaults across in recent months.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 12:10 IST
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