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16 Security Officials Killed By Taliban In Western Afghanistan

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 16 security officials as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by IS group that targeted a voter registration center, killing 57.

According officials, near-simultaneous attacks in western Badghis province hit army units in the district of Ab Kamari, killing nine soldiers.

Moments later, another large group of insurgents struck police in Qadis district, killing five policemen.

In violence elsewhere in Afghanistan, four policemen were killed and three were wounded in a Taliban attack in western Farah province.

Officials said three Taliban fighters were killed and two others were wounded in the gun battle there that lasted two hours.