Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Series of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's Kandahar leave 22 police dead

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Sammy Stanley | 14 November, 2017, 10:09

On Monday, eight Afghan police officers forces were killed when Taliban fighters attacked a security post in the capital city of the western province of Farah.

The soldiers are in stable condition.

The suicide vehicle reportedly hit a military convoy near Kandahar Air Field, a major USA base in Afghanistan, according to a provincial spokesperson in a Stars and Stripes report. No coalition forces were killed after the attack, the Military Times reported.

The tactic was used multiple times last month with devastating effect: hundreds were killed and wounded over a bloody few days that left military bases and police headquarters destroyed or severely damaged.

Twenty two policemen also lost their lives in the clash, officials confirmed.

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in addition to other attacks on Monday, according to multiple reports.

A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.

Kandahar police said the attack was one of the biggest attacks by the Taliban in the last few years.

In August, Trump announced that American forces would stay in Afghanistan indefinitely, increasing attacks on militants and deploying more troops.

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