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Taliban attacks kill 8 police in western Farah province

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says the have killed eight police and wounded three others in new attacks on security posts in western province.

An insurgent attack on an Afghan border base in Pusht Koh in on Monday killed 20 troops while 20 others were abducted.

A member of the provincial council, Dadullah Qani, says the latest attack on Tuesday night triggered an hourslong battle in which the were beaten back.

A resurgent now hold nearly half of and carry out near-daily attacks on Afghan security forces, inflicting heavy casualties.

The Taliban view the US-backed government in as a dysfunctional Western puppet and have refused repeated offers to negotiate with it.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 11:00 IST