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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 13:30

Taliban attack in South Afghanistan kills 8

Taliban attack in South Afghanistan kills 8
At least eight people have been killed in Afghanistan in a string of coordinated attacks by the Taliban terrorist group against government offices in the country’s southern province of Helmand.

Abdul Jabar Qahraman, a senior provincial security official, said 10 men armed with assault rifles and wearing in explosive-laden jackets arrived on board vehicles in the town of Gereshk, 600 km southwest of the capital, Kabul, at around 6:00 a.m. local time (0130 GMT) on Wednesday.

He added that the militants seized a building and fired on the district governor’s office, a police station and the nearby educational department, before security forces pushed them back.

Those killed in the exchange of gunfire between Taliban terrorists and Afghan security personnel included seven attackers and one policeman, Qahraman said.

He didn't say whether any explosions took place as well.

The top security official went on to say that three security force members were also wounded during the clashes.

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