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Taliban attack kills five policemen in Afghanistan

Taliban attack kills five policemen in Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Mar 2018, 02:21 am

Kabul, Mar 18 (IBNS): A Taliban attack on a police check-post in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Sunday left at least five cops killed, media reports said.

The attack reportedly left two policemen injured.

Ghazni police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zaman told Pajhwok Afghan News the early morning attack took place in Qala Qazi area.

He confirmed to the Afghanistan news agency that the Taliban also suffered casualties in the incident.

The exact figure is not known so far.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also confirmed to Pajhwok the fighters had captured the checkpoint area.

Mujahid said attackers seized the policemen's weapons.

He told the news agency that only on Taliban attacker was injured in the incident.

Afghanistan has witnessed rise in terrorist attack incidents in recent times.

More than 10,000 civilians have lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according to the latest report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan.

“The human cost of this ugly war in Afghanistan – loss of life, destruction and immense suffering – is far too high” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, during the launch of the latest annual report in Kabul.

The report detailed that in 2017, UNAMA and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) documented 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 killed and 7,015 injured.

The findings show that the majority of civilian casualties resulted from suicide attacks, improvised explosive device, ground engagements, targeted killings, explosive remnants of war and air strikes.

Taliban attack kills five policemen in Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service
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