Taliban kill 20 police officers in checkpoint raids in southern Afghanistan

June 13, 2015 12:22 PM

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Taliban kill 20 police officers in checkpoint raids in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban fighters overran checkpoints in a nighttime raid in Afghanistan's volatile southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 police officers as the battle raged into Saturday, authorities said.

The assault came as Afghanistan's military acknowledged the Taliban controls at least four districts across the country.

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