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13 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-19 16:38

GHAZNI, Afghanistan - Thirteen Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed early Friday morning when Taliban launched attack on a checkpoint in Andar district in the country's eastern province of Ghazni, an official said.  

"Taliban raided an ALP checkpoint in Gandaeer area in Andar district early Friday morning, killing 13 ALP cops," the district administrative chief, Mohammad Qasim Destiwal, told Xinhua.

The ALP was established in August 2010 to protect villages and districts around the insurgency-hit country where Afghan army and police have limited presence.

The official said an investigation into the incident was underway.

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