Afghan Officers Killed by Taliban Militants Wearing Night-Vision Goggles

Afghanistan Taliban attacks multiple security checkpoints in Kandahar province kills 22 policemen

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After an army attack on the Taliban two months ago in the Bala Baoluk district of Farah Province, he said, night-vision goggles were found on the bodies of some of the insurgents.

On Monday, four United States soldiers suffered injuries as the troops convoy was struck by a car-bombing in the Dand district of Kandahar province.

Provincial police spokesman Matiullah Helal said on November 14 that at least 15 officers were also wounded when the militants stormed 15 security posts in the Maywand and Zhari districts overnight.

He added that 45 militants were killed during the fighting that lasted around six hours.

Ahmadi told the Times over the phone that "usually we are using laser weapons and night visions on night attacks, and we definitely used night visions and laser weapons for that attack as well".

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All four injured are in stable condition at USA medical facilities, according to the statement.

"Our forces resisted until they received reinforcement and air support", said Zia Durrani, spokesman for Kandahar's police chief.

The Taliban attacks have not only increased lately, but they are even beginning to employ new tactics.

Taliban used "sophisticated" night-vision goggles to mount its latest deadly attack on Afghan forces, a media report says.

Police suspected that one of the soldiers colluded with the jihadists.

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