Dozens of Taliban fighters and police officers killed across Afghanistan

Staff Report

KABUL -- At least 48 militants and 16 Afghan police officers were killed in three provinces in the past two days, media outlets reported.

Troops killed in a 24-hour span at least 30 members of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) including a shadow judge in Pacheragam District, Nangarhar Province, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khoghyani said according to a November 28 TOLO News report.

Eight Taliban members in Ghani Khel District, Nangarhar Province, were killed when a suicide vest they were preparing accidentally exploded, the Afghan Ministry of Defence said November 28, according to the Afghanistan Times.

At least 10 militants and 12 police officers were killed in fighting on November 27 after the Taliban attacked outposts in Farah Province, officials said November 28, according to the Afghanistan Times. However, the provincial governor's spokesman, Muhammad Nasar Muhammadi, confirmed only three police deaths.

Additionally, the Taliban on November 27 killed four border police officers in Shamlzai District, Zabul Province, TOLO News reported November 28, quoting local officials.

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