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16 Afghan Security Force Personnel Killed in Takhar

KABUL: At least 16 security force personnel have been killed as Taliban stormed into a check post posts in Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar province, officials said.

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at a ceremony in Kabul pointed to sacrifices of Afghan forces in defending the country and said, “10 army soldiers and six police force members were martyred in Takhar”.

Taliban have claimed responsibility.

In a statement, the group said it attacked security check posts in Khwaja Ghar district and inflicted heavy losses to government forces.

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