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Taliban assault outpost, kill 10 policemen

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says the launched a deadly assault on an army outpost in a remote region of northern Takhar province, killing 10 local policemen and wounding nine.

said today that a large number of fighters assaulted the outpost overnight.

He says the members of the local police were ambushed and killed while on their way to the outpost to assist the Afghan soldiers in the remote district of

The soldiers suffered no casualties.

claimed responsibility for the assault late yesterday and the police slayings.

He claimed the Taliban had inflicted a far higher number of casualties but the insurgents often exaggerate their claims.

The report couldn't be independently confirmed because of the area's remoteness.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 12:55 IST