Taliban battle police in Afghan town of Sangin


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Fierce fighting is continuing around the police HQ in Sangin, in the Afghan province of Helmand, as security forces try to hold off a Taliban attack.

Police Commander Mohammad Dawood told the BBC via satellite phone that he was surrounded by Taliban fighters and that he needed urgent help.

Otherwise, he added, he and his men couldn't hold for long as they were running out of ammunition.

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