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Taliban ambush Afghan police convoy, killing 7 Taliban ambush

AP  |  Kabul 

The ambushed a police convoy in western Afghanistan, killing seven security forces, an said Saturday.

Abdul Hai Khateby, the for the of the western province, said the attack Friday afternoon set off an hours-long gunbattle.

Faqir Ahmad Noori, the for the provincial police, was among those killed. Another two police and a civilian were wounded, and at least four insurgents were killed, Khateby said.

The Taliban, who effectively control nearly half the country, have continued to carry out daily attacks on Afghan security forces despite holding several rounds of talks with the aimed at ending the 17-year war.

The insurgents attacked a district headquarters in the eastern province late Friday, killing two police, said Attahullah Khogyani, for the provincial

The attack began with two targeting checkpoints. Khogyani said eight police were wounded and several fighters were killed in hours of fighting.

Gov. said Afghan forces repelled the attack after reinforcements arrived.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 13:50 IST