Taliban storm checkpoint, killing 20 troops: Afghan official

KABUL: An Afghan Officer Says It Taliban Stormed A Army Checkpoint In The West And Killed 20 Troops.

Provincial Councilor Dadullah Qaneh Said Monday That The Insurgents Also Captured Two Soldiers During The Attack In Gulistan District. The Fate Of The Kidnapped Was Not Immediately Known.

A Taliban Spokesman, Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, Claimed Responsibility For The Attack.

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Earlier On Sunday, The Taliban Set Off A Suicide Car Bombing And Police Headquarters In Northern Baghlan Province, Killing 13 Policemen And Setting Off A Six-hour Gunbattle.

The Ministry Of The Interior Said 55 People, Including 20 Civilians, Were Injured Before The Attackers Were All Killed.