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Taliban Ambush Leaves 14 Security Force Members Dead

Helmand governor says the security force members went to a village in the province to arrest drug smugglers.

At least 14 security force members were killed in an ambush by Taliban militants in Helmand in the east of Afghanistan, Helmand Governor Hayatullah Hayat said Thursday.

He said the security force members were on a mission in a remote area of the province to arrest drug smugglers when they were attacked by the militant group.

He said security forces did not coordinate with relevant security institutions before heading to the mission.

More details will be added as they become available.

Afghanistan

Taliban Ambush Leaves 14 Security Force Members Dead

Helmand governor says the security force members went to a village in the province to arrest drug smugglers.

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At least 14 security force members were killed in an ambush by Taliban militants in Helmand in the east of Afghanistan, Helmand Governor Hayatullah Hayat said Thursday.

He said the security force members were on a mission in a remote area of the province to arrest drug smugglers when they were attacked by the militant group.

He said security forces did not coordinate with relevant security institutions before heading to the mission.

More details will be added as they become available.

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