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Taliban kill 13 Afghan police in attack on compound

Taliban kill 13 Afghan police in attack on compound

05 May 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 13 police and setting off a six-hour gunbattle, officials said. The Interior Ministry said the attack in Puli Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, began at noon with a suicide car bomber striking ...

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Taliban storm checkpoints, kill 20 troops: Afghan officials

Taliban storm checkpoints, kill 20 troops: Afghan officials

09 Apr 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

Taliban fighters stormed army checkpoints in southern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border overnight, killing 20 troops, an official said Tuesday. Eight other security forces were also wounded in Monday night's attack in Shorabak district, Mohammad Yousof Younosi, a provincial council member in Kandahar, said. An official ...

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

09 Apr 2019 Japan Times Japan Times

A U.S. Marine killed this week in Afghanistan was honored five years ago for rescuing a woman from a burning high-rise while serving with the Fire Department of New York, the city's mayor and fire commissioner said on Tuesday. Christopher Slutman, a 15-year FDNY member, ...