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Taliban kill 2 Afghan policemen in attack on security post

AP  |  Kabul 

An official says the have attacked a security outpost in eastern Laghman province, killing two policemen and wounding seven civilians.

Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place in the district of Ali Shing on Monday night.

Zwak says the seven civilians wounded in the two-hour- long assault included women and children.

He says reinforcements were deployed to the scene and forces engaged in an intense battle until they finally pushed back the insurgents.

Zwak says that top commander known as Adam Khan was killed in the attack, along four others insurgents. The did not immediately claim responsibility for the assault.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 12:57 IST