USA soldiers wounded after an IED attack in Afghanistan

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Authorities said government forces killed 45 insurgents and left 35 wounded and none of the police checkpoints was captured in the overnight attacks.

On Monday, four United States soldiers suffered injuries as the troops convoy was struck by a car-bombing in the Dand district of Kandahar province.

Taliban fighters wearing "sophisticated" night-vision goggles killed eight Afghan police officers on Monday, according to The New York Times.

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for this and other attacks on Monday. The attack on the USA military convoy in Kandahar added to the casualty toll.

Twenty two policemen also lost their lives in the clash, officials confirmed.

"There are signs the Taliban may have used night vision technology to approach and surprise our forces, though they were spotted before reaching the posts and suffered casualties", Mehri said.

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The most recent attack, however, took place in the western Farah Province, the Times reported, and therefore its unclear if it was carried out by so-called Taliban special operators.

Dozens of Afghan police and soldiers have been killed in a wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as insurgents step up assaults on the beleaguered security forces.

Kandahar police said the attack was one of the biggest attacks by the Taliban in the last few years.

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President Donald Trump recently increased troop numbers in Afghanistan, where the United States has been at war for 16 years.

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