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Afghan officials: 11 police dead in Taliban attacks

At least nine policemen were killed in Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, while another two were killed in the east, security officials said on Sunday.

Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari, police chief of Baghlan, said three police checkpoints in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district were attacked by insurgents on Saturday night.

He also said five insurgents were killed and three wounded in the ensuing gun battles. Fighting was ongoing elsewhere in the region, he added.

In eastern Nuristan province, two police officers were killed and nine others were wounded in an attack on a district headquarters in the early hours on Sunday, said Gen. Akramudin Sareh, the provincial police chief.
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