Three Afghan police personnel gunned down

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Three police have been killed and six others sustained injuries as anti-government militants stormed a checkpoint in Marof district of the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, police spokesman in the province Zia Durani said Wednesday.

Taliban militants, according to the official, were attempting to conduct a car bombing in Marof district late Tuesday night but the vicious design had been foiled by police and gun fight erupted which lasted for a while and resultantly three police personnel lost their lives.

Six more police personnel sustained injuries in the firefight, Durani confirmed.

The official also asserted that a number of Taliban militants were also killed and injured in the firefight, but could not provide a figure. Meanwhile, a clash between Taliban and security forces has left seven insurgents dead in Khawja Sabzpush district of Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province on Wednesday, a police spokesman in the northern region Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said.

The clash, according to the official, broke out early Wednesday during which 10 insurgents were injured in the ongoing fighting.

He added that government forces would continue to chase the militants to ensure lasting peace in the area. Taliban militants have not commented yet.

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