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Taliban attacks kill at dozens across Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 01:02

Taliban militants strike government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding many. Samantha Vadas reports.

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The aftermath of a wave of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. Taliban militants striking a number of government buildings across the country on Tuesday (October 17), killing more than 60 people, including a police chief, and leaving more than 100 others wounded. The deadliest attack was here in the eastern city of Gardez. It began when two Taliban suicide car bombers struck a police training centre, before gunmen stormed in. At least five of the attackers were killed by security forces after more than 20 officers died in the assault. Dozens of others were taken to the city hospital. (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) ATTACK VICTIM DAWOOD KHAN SAYING: "I was at the barber shop when suddenly I heard a loud explosion. My head and hand were injured. There were lots of casualties." The militants also attacked in neighbouring Ghazni province, setting off armored vehicles packed with explosives near the governor's office, killing dozens.

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Taliban attacks kill at dozens across Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 01:02