1,410 police die in war against Taliban in past year: official

20:09, March 18, 2010      

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A total of 1410 of the Afghan National Police have lost their lives in the war against Taliban in the past year on Afghan calender, spokesman of the Interior Ministry Zamarai Bashari told a press briefing Thursday.

According to Bashari, the Taliban insurgents have organized 4171 attacks including armed raids, suicide attacks, roadside bombings and ambushes during the time.

"There were alone 225 suicide attacks and 1824 roadside bombings and IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attacks over the past one year," he said, adding the Afghan police also arrested 2, 958 suspected militants over the period.

Nevertheless, the spokesman also said "more than 4,600 militants have also been killed over the past one year."

"In the past one year, the number of civilian fatalities had been registered at over 2,100 while some 3,700 were wounded,"the official said.

Source: Xinhua
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