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Militant attacks kill 12 Afghan security officers

Militant attacks and a roadside bomb explosion killed 11 policemen and an army soldier yesterday in areas of southern Afghanistan plagued by a violent Taliban insurgency, authorities said. Six policemen were killed when Taliban-linked militants stormed their post in troubled Helmand province, the interior ministry said. “In an armed clash between the national police and armed terrorists, six police were martyred,” it said, adding that the rebels fled after reinforcements were sent to the area. Hours later, five other poli cemen were killed in another attack by Taliban insurgents on a post in the southwestern province of Nimroz, provincial governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad said. Full Story

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