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10 Taliban, Daesh insurgents killed in Afghan strikes, Taliban kill five policemen

Image Credit: TOLO News, Kabul.

Taliban kills five policemen in Zabul region of Afghanistan

At least 10 Taliban and Daesh insurgents were killed during Afghan air strikes across the country, Kabul based TOLO News reported.

During an air strike in Bakwa district of Farah province at least three insurgents were killed and five others were wounded, the Ministry of Defense said. During the air strike a drug factory was destroyed, the MoD said.

In a sperate air strike in Nangarhar province three Daesh militants were also killed. Ministry of Defense said that the strike was conducted in Haska Mena and Achin districts of Nangarhar province. The ministry said that in another air strike in Chapa Dara district of Kunar province two Daesh militants were killed and two others were wounded.

In a separate incident, at least five police soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in Zabul province. Zabul police said Taliban insurgents attacked a police check post in Mullah Din area of Qalat city.

According to the police, the Taliban also took weapons from the check post with them. The police say they conducted an operation in the area following the attack but no details were provided.

Taliban has not commented on the attack.

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