July 09, 2018
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Special Forces commander among 10 policemen dead, wounded in Ghazni ambush

By Khaama Press - Sat Jul 07 2018, 6:56 pm

At least ten Afghan policemen were killed or wounded in an ambush by the Taliban militants in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The local officials are saying that the incident took place earlier today in the vicinity of Waghez district.

A spokesman for the provincial government Arif Noori said a group of armed insurgents ambushed the police forces in Waghez district earlier today, sparking clashes between the two sides.

He said at least four policemen, including a commander of the Police Special Forces, were killed and at least six others were wounded during the clashes.

Noori further added that the six Taliban militants were also killed and at least seven others sustained injuries after the Afghan forces responded to the ambush of the Taliban militants.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of the country but the security situation of the province has deteriorated sharply during the recent months.

The Taliban militants are active in some remote districts of the province and frequently attempt to carry out attacks with an aim to destabilize and expand their foothold in this province.

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