Taliban kill 8 policemen in western Afghanistan attack

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At least eight policemen were killed following a shooting at a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Monday, local TV channel Ariana News reported. The officers were still in their beds when they were killed.

Helal said that some gunbattles between the attackers and security forces continued until the morning.

Taliban used "sophisticated" night-vision goggles to mount its latest deadly attack on Afghan forces, a media report says.

Mr. Mehri said the night-vision goggles found in Farah appeared to be Russian-made.

Twenty two policemen also lost their lives in the clash, officials confirmed.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Casualties feared as a suicide auto bomb targeted foreign military convoy in Dand district of the southern Kandahar province on Monday, a local official said on condition of anonymity.

Senior provincial officials, including chairman of the provincial assembly Jamil Amini, has repeatedly blamed Iran for equipping and supporting the Taliban in the Afghan province, a claim rejected by Tehran.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in addition to other attacks on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The tactic was used multiple times last month with devastating effect: hundreds were killed and wounded over a bloody few days that left military bases and police headquarters destroyed or severely damaged.

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