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13 cops killed as Taliban storms Police HQ in Farah

Updated: Nov 18, 2016 15:47 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov. 18 (ANI): At least 13 Afghan police force members were killed after several Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on police headquarters in Bakwa district in Farah last night.

Security chief at Farah Police Headquarters, Mohammad Ghaws Malyar, confirmed the incident and said a group of Taliban fighters entered the headquarters on Thursday night, killed 13 policemen and took away their weapons, reports the Tolo News.

Meanwhile, a number of Bakwa residents said that Taliban members had breached a number of government offices in the district, took away their facilities and destroyed some of the state buildings.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that three police force members joined the insurgent group following the attack. (ANI)