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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints Sunday in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 officers, authorities said.

Mohammad Ismail Hotaki, the director of Helmand province’s Joint Coordination Office, said Taliban fighters attacked 10 police checkpoints in the province’s Sangin district. Hotaki said Taliban fighters captured three checkpoints and continued to surge forward in their assault.

Hotaki said the violence killed at least 10 officers and wounded 16. Later, Sangin’s deputy police chief, Haji Bari, said authorities recovered the corpses of at least 13 slain police officers, while 15 had been wounded. Such contradictory casualty figures are common amid an ongoing attack.

Print Headline: Taliban attacks kill 10 Afghan police

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