KABUL, Afghanistan

The Taliban on Saturday killed at least nine Afghan security forces, the second day of such assaults amid ongoing efforts for peace in the country, officials confirmed.

In an overnight assault, the insurgents killed seven policemen in the northern Kapisa province. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Aryan told Anadolu Agency the incident took place in the Afghanya valley of the province’s Najrab district.

Three Taliban attackers were also killed in the exchange of fire, a local official said.

In a similar attack, insurgents killed two Afghan security forces in the neighboring Baghlan province, locals said.

The attacks come a day after the

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