WORLD 2 police officers, 35 militants killed in E. Afghan province

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2 police officers, 35 militants killed in E. Afghan province

Xinhua

23:54, May 06, 2019

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Two Afghan police officers and about 35 Taliban militants were killed in separate clashes in the country's eastern province of Ghazni overnight, an official said Monday.

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A group of Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints late on Sunday night, but left 18 fighters dead in an ambush from security forces and 10 others arrested in Khak-e-Afghan district of Ghazni, provincial government spokesman, Aref Noori, told Xinhua.

Two security personnel have also been killed during the one hour-long clash, the spokesman confirmed.

Elsewhere, in Andar and Qarabagh districts of the province, 17 Taliban insurgents, including one Taliban local leader named Mansoor were killed, five wounded and three others including a leader arrested, Noori added.

Taliban militants fighting the government have not made comments on the reports so far.

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