Taliban attack leaves 14 dead in central Afghanistan


At least 14 people have been killed during an attack carried out by Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni, an official says.

The militants, armed with machineguns and RPG launchers, opened fire on a group of local police who were stationed at a checkpoint in the Dih Yak district early Friday morning, said spokesman for the provincial governor of Ghazni, Shafiq Nang.

The attack triggered an hour-long shootout, leaving at least seven policemen and seven Taliban militants dead.

Five members of the police force, a group consisting of volunteers from a local village, were wounded during the attack.

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