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Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said.

Four policemen were killed and seven others wounded in double-suicide attacks on their checkpoint outside a security forces station in the southern province of Helmand, said Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang, the provincial police chief.

Sarjang said five insurgents equipped with suicide vests were shot and killed by security forces. Mohammad Rasoul Zazi, an army spokesman in Helmand, said one army soldier was killed and another was wounded in the attack.

The incident took place in Sangin, where the Taliban have been launching attacks against Afghan army and police...