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14 Police, 25 rebels killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Kabul, Oct 7 (IANS) At least 14 police, including a high-ranked officer, and 25 insurgents were killed in a large-scale attack launched by Taliban in the eastern Afghan province of Maidan Wardak, an official source told EFE on Sunday.

Many of Tablian rebels attacked the district of Sayedabad and the security forces fought back, the spokesperson for the regional governor said.

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During the clashes, 14 police personnel were killed including the Sayedabad police commander Sayed Nezrabshah Hashemi and 25 Taliban rebels were also killed, according to the source.

A few hours later, security forces repelled the attack, although the traffic on a road linking Kabul with the central and southern provinces was cut off due to the clashes.

Taliban’s spokesperson Zabihullah Muyahid claimed on his Telegram account that the rebels had seized control over Sayedabad.

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