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ICC Note:

Since 2014, the Taliban have been attempting to reclaim the land they lost. The latest attack by the Taliban was a suicide attack that killed at least 12 Afghan security officials. The suicide attacker drove a Humvee laden with explosives near police headquarters in Kandahar. Attacks, whether targeted against Christians or not, can create chaos that still leaves Christians vulnerable.   

09/28/2017 Afghanistan (Pakistan Today) – At least a dozen Afghan security forces officials were killed when a suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed Humvee blew himself up in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Thursday.

The Taliban claimed the deadly assault on the government and police headquarters in Maroof district that also wounded several others.

“Twelve security officials were killed and four others were wounded,” Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told AFP.

Durrani said that the Taliban attackers had been “defeated”.

A border police commander in Maroof, which borders Pakistan, gave a slightly higher toll, telling AFP that 14 security personnel had been killed and eight wounded in the attack that happened late on Wednesday.

“The intensity of the blast caused damage to the building and led to casualties,” he said. “The clean-up operation is under way in the area.”

 

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