Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

| Updated: December 10, 2017 12:07:32

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Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint, says an Afghan official

Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor of the eastern Ghazni province, says two other soldiers were wounded in the attack early on Saturday. He says eight insurgents were killed and more than 10 others were wounded.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the fighters were able to overrun the checkpoint and seize weapons and ammunition, reports AP.

The Taliban has stepped up its attacks on Afghan security forces in recent years, seizing control of several districts across the country.

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