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Attack on checkpoint in western Afghanistan kills 9

The attack was likely carried out by the Taliban, who are active in the district and frequently target security forces and government officials.

Published: 09th September 2018 02:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2018 02:50 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

KABUL: An Afghan official says insurgents have attacked a checkpoint in the western Herat province, killing at least nine Afghan security forces and wounding another six.

Gelani Farhad, the provincial governor's spokesman, says the attack late Saturday ignited a gunbattle in which around 10 insurgents were killed and five wounded.

He says the attack was likely carried out by the Taliban, who are active in the district and frequently target security forces and government officials.

Afghan forces have struggled to combat both the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate since the US and NATO formally ended their combat mission in 2014.

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