Suspected Taliban Occupy Police Station in Afghanistan

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    Suspected Taliban occupy district police station in central Afghanistan

    By Noor Khan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Hundreds of suspected Taliban fighters attacked a remote central Afghan town Wednesday and occupied a district police headquarters after the battle, driving out security forces, an official said.

    Elsewhere, suspected Taliban fighters fired a grenade at a police vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan, killing the Zabul Province deputy police chief, Ghulam Rasool, and wounding three policemen, officials said. Rasool was driving through the province to warn security forces of an impending militant attack on police posts when his vehicle was hit, said a spokesman for the region, Ali Khail.

    The militants took control of the police compound in the Uruzgan province town of Chora around dawn Wednesday after hours of fighting, said a senior regional official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to media.

    He said no police were wounded in the battle.

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