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Taliban Attacks Kill 10 Afghan Police Officers

Afghan officials say roadside bombs and a Taliban ambush have killed at least 10 Afghan police.

Officials said four police were killed June 26 in the Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala in Helmand Province when a roadside bomb they were trying to defuse exploded.

In the western province of Herat, officials said four police officers were killed when their patrol was ambushed on June 26.

The Taliban claimed has responsibility for a roadside blast in the northern province of Kunduz that killed two policemen on June 27.

Afghan security forces have increasingly been targeted by militants as they prepare to take over full responsibility for security from NATO-led foreign troops by the end of 2014.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa