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Afghan official says Taliban kill 8 police

Kabul: The Taliban killed eight police in two separate attacks in Afghanistan today, officials said.

Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor of the southern Ghazni province, says six police were killed and four were wounded in an attack on security posts today.

He says at least seven insurgents were killed in the hours-long gunbattle.

In the northern Baghlan province, the Taliban killed two police and wounded another three, according to police spokesman Zabiullah Shuja.

No one immediately claimed either attack.

The Taliban have seized several districts across the country in recent years, and carry out near-daily attacks, mainly targeting security forces.

They resumed their attacks after a three-day cease-fire last weekend coinciding with the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. (AP)

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