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Nov 26, 2018
4:52PM

22 police killed in Taliban ambush in Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, the death toll in the attack on a policeconvoy has climbed to 22.

A health official said at least 22 police officers werekilled in a Taliban ambush in western Farah province.

Director of the public hospital in the provincialcapital, Herat said at least two police officers were wounded in yesterday'sambush.

Provincial police spokesman Mohibullah Mohib said theconvoy had been travelling from Farah city to Juwain district when it cameunder attack.

The attack follows a wave of violence across Afghanistanin recent weeks. At least 27 soldiers were killed in Friday's suicide attack ina mosque on an army base in the eastern province of Khost.

The attack came days after a suicide assault on areligious gathering in Kabul that killed at least 55 people and wounded 94.


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