Taliban Storm Police Post in Northeast Afghanistan

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a group of Taliban insurgents have stormed a police post in northeast Afghanistan, killing at least four police officers and and capturing 16 others.

The attack took place late Wednesday in Badakhshan province, which borders Pakistan, Tajikistan and China.

Deputy Provincial Governor Shams ul-Rahman told reporters that two police officers were also wounded in the ambush.

International combat troops are in the process of withdrawing from Afghanistan and transferring full security responsibility of the country to Afghan forces by a 2014 deadline.