Afghan Taliban killed atleast 16 police officials in deadly clashes
*KABUL - At least 16 police were killed and two were wounded in clashes with the Taliban in northern Kunduz province on Monday night, local officials confirmed Tuesday.*
The clashes took place in the Ali Abad district after the Taliban attacked security checkpoints, the provincial police chief Abdul Rashid Bashir said.
“The Taliban have also sustained casualties in the clashes, along with the local police,” Bashir said.
A soldier who survived the attack said: “Nine of my colleagues were martyred and another was injured. I fought alone for an hour with the Taliban and the reinforcements arrived for us around 3:30 am.”