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POST TIME: 8 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Seven police officers killed in N Afghanistan
Xinhua

Seven police officers killed in  N Afghanistan

SHIBERGHAN: Seven police officers lost their lives as Taliban insurgents stormed some security checkpoints in Mangajek district of Afghanistan’s northern Jawzjan province yesterday, head of Provincial Council, Babir Eshci said, reports Xinhua.

“A group of Taliban rebels attacked some security checkpoints in Mangajek district in the wee hours of Friday triggering gun battle which lasted for several hours and resulted in killing seven police personnel facilitating the militants to gain ground,” Eshchi told Xinhua.  Taliban militants have also suffered casualties in the fighting, the official said. However, he warned that the embattled Mangajek district would collapse if the government fails to send reinforcement.