Taliban attack leaves 7 Afghan policemen dead

Seven Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban militants stormed security checkpoints in the western state of Badghis.

Three members of the security forces were wounded during the attack in Qadis district, said Mohammad Nasser Nizari, a state councilor, on Saturday.

The Afghan Defense Ministry said two separate air raids launched by coalition forces on Friday evening in coordination with Afghan forces killed at least 43 gunmen from Daesh organization in the eastern state of Kunar.

 The statement said that the air strikes targeted Daesh in the region of Chabara and killed many Pakistanis and Uzbeks, according to the Associated Press.

Both Taliban and Daesh Taliban are active in eastern Afghanistan, particularly in Kunar and neighboring Nangarhar state, bordering Pakistan.


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