Friday, 17 November, 2017

Taliban And 22 Policemen Killed In Kandahar Attack

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Kenny Thornton | 14 November, 2017, 10:11

It's the latest in a deadly wave of recent attacks carried out by the Taliban. The militants used sophisticated night-vision goggles to attack the officers in their beds, according to The New York Times.

The attack by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device happened at about 2 p.m. local time, according to the statement from Resolute Support.

Mr. Mehri said the night-vision goggles found in Farah appeared to be Russian-made.

Senior provincial officials, including chairman of the provincial assembly Jamil Amini, has repeatedly blamed Iran for equipping and supporting the Taliban in the Afghan province, a claim rejected by Tehran.

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In 2016, Afghan military officials also confirmed that a Taliban special forces unit called Red Group or Danger Group was deployed on the battlefield in 2015 and was using "advanced weaponry, including night vision scopes, 82mm rockets, heavy machine guns and US-made assault rifles".

A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.

Security situation has been improving in Kandahar, the former stronghold of Taliban, over the last months, as security forces have conducted search and cordon operations across the province.

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device left four USA soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.

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