Taliban attack army outpost in Afghanistan, 10 policemen killed
At least 10 policemen were killed and nine injured in a deadly assault launched by the Taliban on an army outpost in a remote region of northern Takhar province of Afghanistan, said an Afghan official. According to a report, provincial police spokesman Khali Aseir said on Friday that a large number of Taliban fighters assaulted the outpost overnight. Here's more.
Taliban claimed responsibility of the assault
Aseir said the members of the local police were ambushed and killed while on their way to the outpost to assist the Afghan soldiers in the remote district of Khwaja Ghar. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the assault and the police slayings. He claimed the Taliban had inflicted a far higher number of casualties, but the insurgents often exaggerate their claims.