Ambush kills 10 Afghan troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say an insurgent ambush has killed 10 members of the security forces in western Herat province.
Muhiudin Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said Tuesday that soldiers and police were searching for a group of insurgents who had earlier set up a roadblock where they were stopping and seizing passing vehicles.
In the ensuing late Monday firefight, five policemen including the district commander and five soldiers died, Noori said. There were no insurgent casualties, but police later arrested 25 suspects found in the area, he said.
In recent months, Taliban guerrillas have been switching tactics and increasingly targeting Afghan security forces as the international coalition continues its drawdown toward a planned withdrawal of all combat troops in 2014.
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