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At least eight members of the security forces, including police chiefs, were killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, Tolo News reported, citing a security official who asked to remain anonymous.

The Taliban attack began after midnight Friday from different directions in northern province and continued until Saturday morning, the official said.

The official said the area would fall to the Taliban if no reinforcements were sent.

Violence in the country remains high as clashes continue between Afghan forces and the Taliban on multiple fronts. Security officials reported clashes between government forces and the Taliban in at least 10 provinces in the past 24 hours, the newspaper reported.

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