31 July 2017

News Story: Afghan police repel Taliban attack, killing 11

Afghan Police Officer (File Photo)
KABUL, July 30, (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Police (ANP) repelled a Taliban militants' attack in eastern province of Paktika on Saturday, killing 11 militants, the country's interior ministry said Sunday.

The ministry said in a statement that a group of Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in Sarobi district in the province, 155 km south of Kabul late on Saturday evening, but faced a harsh response from the police forces.

"The clashes left 11 armed Taliban fighters dead and 17 others wounded, but no ANP member was harmed in the clashes," the statement said.

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