Afghanistan: At least 13 policemen, 16 Taliban killed in separate incidents

At least 13 policemen were killed in the latest Taliban attacks in Afghanistan’s central and eastern region.

Council member Ghulam Hussain Changiz in eastern Ghazni province said, the insurgents attacked a police outpost early this morning in Khugyani district, killing eight policemen, including a district commander.

A Police spokesman said, the Taliban also attacked a police outpost in central Wardak province this morning, killing five policemen. Three policemen were injured in the attack.

Earlier, Afghan forces killed 16 Taliban and injured 19 others while evicting them from several villages in Dand-e-Ghori area in Baghlan province.

Police said, the security forces have recaptured several villages including the main base of Taliban rebels over the past four days.

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