Police: Afghan forces end Taliban bank siege in Helmand province

December 17, 2014 1:15 PM

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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Afghan security forces stormed a bank branch besieged by insurgents in Helmand province Wednesday, ending a deadly attack, police said.

Five civilians, one police officer and two army soldiers were killed, said Farid Ahmad Obaid, a spokesman for the police chief of southern Helmand province.

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