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Five policemen, 4 militants killed in Afghan clashes

Kabul: Five police officers and four militants were killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province earlier this Sunday. The provincial police spokesman said.

“The clashes occurred in Shinwari locality on outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city.

The security forces launched a search operation in the area after the fighting,” spokesman Esmatullah Khan told Xinhua.

Among the killed policemen was a senior provincial police officer Abdul Wahid, the spokesman added.

The province has been the scene of heavy clashes in recent years.

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