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Attacks kill NATO service member, 2 Afghan police
[Al Ahram] Talibs attacked local security checkpoints in a scenic provincial capital in northern Afghanistan, killing two coppers in a fight that also left 18 snuffies dead, Afghan officials said Saturday.

...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and organization....
said a coalition service member also died in a krazed killer attack in the south on Saturday, but did not provide further details.

The violence follows NATO's formal handover of security in the entirety of Afghanistan to Kabul's forces -- a transition that comes at a time with violence levels matching their worst in nearly 12 years of war.

In northern Afghanistan, Kunduz provincial police front man Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said Saturday that the Taliban attacked multiple checkpoints at about noon Friday in the scenic provincial capital of the same name, killing one member of the Afghan local police, a community-based force, and wounding two.

The Taliban then moved outside the city where a shootout with Afghan cops lasted until about midnight, Hussaini said.

Eighteen Taliban fighters and another local policeman were killed in the battle, and another 11 snuffies were maimed, he said. Hussaini posted on his Facebook page a picture of 11 bodies lined up inside the provincial police compound in Kunduz that he said were those of Talibs his troops recovered from the scene of the fight.
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