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Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, police in western Afghanistan

An IS bombing on Sunday killed 57 at a voter registration centre in Kabul [AFP]

Date of publication: 24 April, 2018

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Attacks across Afghanistan claim dozens of lives as the country creeps towards legislative elections in October.

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and police officers on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57.

Prayer services were held for the Kabul victims as families of those killed in Sunday’s bombing carried the bodies of their kin and dug the graves at a cemetery in the hills above the Afghan capital.

The first of Monday’s near-simultaneous attacks in western Badghis province hit army units in the district of Ab Kamari, killing nine soldiers, said Ghulam Sarwar Haidari, the deputy provincial police chief.

Moments later, another large group of insurgents struck police in Qadis district, killing five police.

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