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19 police, 7 soldiers killed by Taliban in ongoing siege in Afghanistan

May 26, 2015    

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.Napas Khan, the police chief in the Naw Zad district, told The Associated Press by telephone that the insurgents had advanced to within 20 meters (65 feet) of the compound after seizing police vehicles and weapons and blocking all roads out of Naw Zad."We need an immediate response from the government," Khan said.He said the attack started ...

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