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Taliban launches wave of attacks in Afghanistan

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    Kabul, July 21: A district governor in Afghanistan says Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least eight police and wounding seven others.

    Taliban launches wave of attacks in Afghanistan

    Saeeb Khan Elham said today that insurgents launched a wave of attacks on compounds and police security posts in the Qarabagh district late the night before.

    He said government forces meant to reinforce the district were attacked in a Taliban ambush that included roadside mines and were unable to help.

    Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone interview with AP. He says 16 police were killed and a government compound in the district damaged.

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