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Taliban attacks Afghan checkpoint; 12 cops killed, two hurt
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Taliban attacks Afghan checkpoint; 12 cops killed, two hurt

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Kabul, Jan 16 : At least twelve police officers were killed while two sustained injuries in a Taliban attack on a police checkpoint in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, media reported on Thursday. The Taliban movement has already taken responsibility for the attack that took place on Wednesday night.

The movement claimed that 16 policemen, including three commanders, had been killed, news agency Sputnik said in a report. The Taliban group has been waging a war against the Afghan government for years, challenging stability and security in the region. As a result, terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State and alQaeda (both banned in Russia), have also spread across the country. (UNI)