At Least 13 Afghan Troops Killed In Taliban Attacks

Apr 14, 2018, 11:55
At Least 13 Afghan Troops Killed In Taliban Attacks

A resident of the area, Hassan Ali, said many security forces suffered casualties in the overnight attack.

USA forces are stationed at Bagram.

The United Nations' Afghanistan assistance mission is urging warring factions in the country to protect civilians, saying the civilian death toll in the first three months of this year is a staggering 763 people.

Taliban insurgents overran a government headquarters in southeastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing a district governor and at least six guards, officials said.

The insurgent group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told the Associated Press that after the attack in Khuja Omari - not far from the provincial capital also called Ghazni - all security posts in the district were under Taliban control.

Afghan officials often give conflicting casualty figures immediately after an attack.

Meanwhile Kabul based TOLO News network reports that Ali Shams Dost, the district governor of Khwaja Omri district of eastern Ghazni province was killed along with seven policemen in na Taliban attack early Thursday. Four people were wounded, he said.

Mohammad Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor of Ghazni Province, said that Taliban insurgents attacked the government compound of Khwaja Umari district.

Rahmani said the district is very close to the provincial capital, Ghazni city.

"The attack is over and the district is under the control of Afghan security forces after reinforcement forces rushed to the scene following the Taliban attack", Mohsini added.

Anti-government elements also continued to direct attacks against the minority Shiite community, with 154 of its members killed or wounded, "nearly all from suicide and complex attacks" claimed by ISIS, the report said.

He said eight government security forces were wounded in the fighting.

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