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Suspected Taleban Fighters Kill 5 Afghan Police

Afghan police say suspected Taleban fighters have killed five police officers in an ambush in southern Afghanistan.

Authorities said Wednesday, the attacks occurred late Tuesday in Helmand province.

The incident comes one day after Afghan police killed two suspected Taleban fighters, including a Taleban commander, during a gunbattle in the same province. Twelve other fighters were arrested.

Helmand province has been the scene of several clashes in recent weeks. In late October, at least eight Afghan police were killed in an ambush there.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.