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Official: Taliban kill 6 local police in Afghanistan

AP  |  Kandahar (Afghanistan) 

An Afghan says at least six local police have been killed in a attack on their checkpoints in southern Helmand province.

Amanullah, who goes by only one name, said today eight others were wounded in the previous night's attack in district.

Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement sent to media he said fighters overran three checkpoints, killing around 15 local forces.

Separately, gunmen killed a in western Herat province, said Iqbal Nezami, for the in province.

Nezami said Mawlavi Baz Mohammad was on his way from to Herat when gunmen forced him from his vehicle and killed him in district.

No one claimed responsibility.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 18:10 IST