Taliban kill nine cops in checkpoint assault | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 31, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:02 AM, March 31, 2019

Taliban kill nine cops in checkpoint assault

Nine Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their checkpoints and launched a follow-up ambush in the eastern Afghanistan city of Ghazni, officials said yesterday. The assault began early Friday when the Taliban attacked two adjacent checkpoints, Ghazni police spokesman Ahmad Khan Seerat told AFP. The Taliban then ambushed a group of police rushing to the scene, killing the head of the local police, Seerat added.

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