WATCH: 22 Afghan police die, 45 Taliban dead in deadly clashes

November 15, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MAIWAND, Afghanistan – Afghan security forces manned a checkpoint in Maiwand on Tuesday following a wave of Taliban attacks on government positions in restive Kandahar Province.

The Taliban-claimed attacks left at least 22 Afghan police officers dead following the overnight clashes. 

At least 45 Taliban militants are though to have died in the fighting.

The US-led coalition occupied Afghanistan in 2001 and have failed to uproot to jihadist group. It is expected that when a full US withdrawal is underway that the Taliban will recapture most of the country.

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