Taliban ambush Afghan convoy killing 11
GHAZNI, Afghanistan |
GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents ambushed an Afghan government convoy and killed 11 policemen, a provincial official said on Monday.
The attack happened on Sunday in Ghazni province to the southwest of Kabul, the official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Violence has surged in the past 20 months in Afghanistan, the bloodiest period since U.S.-led troops and Afghan forces overthrew Taliban's government in 2001.
Nearly 8,000 people have been killed during that period.
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