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Insurgents kill 4 in attack on Afghan checkpoint

AP  |  Kabul 

Afghan officials say the have attacked a police checkpoint in the western province, setting off a battle in which a and three civilians were killed.

says six of the attackers were killed in the battle late Tuesday.

The effectively control nearly half the country and carry out daily attacks that mainly target security forces.

In the eastern province, meanwhile, the was kidnapped.

Attahullah Khogyani, the governor's spokesman, says the TV director, known as Zelmia, was kidnapped late Tuesday. Zelmia's was shot and killed.

No one immediately claimed the abduction, but the and the Islamic State group are both active in

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 11:55 IST