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Taliban attack police check posts in Nuristan

15 December, 2012

ASADABAD: Taliban and police claimed inflicting casualties on each other after a clash in Doaab district of Nuristan province Friday.

Taliban attacked two police check posts near the headquarters of Doaab district before noon, killing a police commander, Faqir, and wounding two more cops, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Afghan Islamic Press.

He said Taliban captured the posts and took with them eight arms and ammunition.

Provincial police chief Ghulamullah Nuristani confirmed the attack to AIP but said only two cops were wounded during the clash.

He said police returned fire, killing three Taliban, adding no check post fell to Taliban.

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