11 Police, Army Dead in Taliban Attack: Afghan Officials

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11 Police, Army Dead in Taliban Attack: Afghan Officials
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Afghan officials say that at least 11 members of the security forces have been killed in a Taliban assault on government buildings in an unstable district in southern Helmand province.

The officials said today that four soldiers and seven police officers were killed with the insurgents overran Musa Qala which has shifted between government and Taliban control for years.

Saqi Jan, police logistics expert in the district, said four soldiers and four police were killed in the attack, which began last night.

Earlier the spokesman for the provincial governor, Omar Zawaq, said three policemen had been killed.

Jan says that police have regained control of the area around the district police headquarters after several hours of fighting.

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