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Afghan forces repel multiple deadly Taliban assaults

Jan 02, 2019 - The Boston Globe

KABUL — At least 21 Afghan police officers were killed in three simultaneous Taliban assaults Monday night in northern Afghanistan. Despite civilians being nearby, security forces fired artillery rounds to repel the militant advances.

The hours-long attack mostly focused on overtaking oil wells and vehicles near the capital in Sar-e Pol province, officials said, as the Taliban bid to demonstrate power and undermine government control during peace talks to end the 17-year-old war.