29 Apr '12, 1am

Taliban attacks kill 12 Afghan policemen - The Long War Journal via Bill Roggio

The Taliban killed 12 Afghan policemen in a pair of attacks in the south and east today. One of the attacks was an assassination attempt against the governor of Kandahar. In the larger of the two attacks, 10 Afghan policemen were killed by a roadside bomb in the Chak district in Wardak province. The Taliban targeted a convoy of Afghan Local Police that was accompanied by the Chak district police chief, who was not injured in the blast, according to Pajhwok Afghan News . The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, in a statement released on their propaganda website , Voice of Jihad. Surprisingly, the Taliban underestimated the number of deaths, claiming that "7 puppets ... along with their commander" were killed in the blast. The Taliban usually exaggerate the effects of their attacks. The Afghan Local Police are locally raised forces that have been established to help villa...

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