Taliban kill 10 Afghan security personnel: officials
[Dawn] At least ten Afghan security personnel have been killed in a bloody battle with Taliban bully boyz in the western province of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, officials said on Tuesday.
Five coppers were among the dead, including the police chief of Obe district, where the battle took place on Monday afternoon, regional police front man Noor Khan Nikzad told AFP.
Nikzad said the shootout erupted at noon when the Taliban attacked a police convoy and lasted several hours.
Najeebullah Ahmadi, the Obe district governor, said five police and five soldiers were killed in the battle. Three Taliban bully boyz including a commander were also killed, he said.
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