Taliban kill 10 security personnel in Afghanistan

Taliban kill 10 security personnel in Afghanistan

"They (Taliban) came and set fire to the district governor's office, killed 30 people, took some equipment of the district with them". The gun battle continued for more than an hour.

He blamed the Taliban for the attack, although no militant group has so far claimed responsibility. The district centre, however, was still in government hands.

The pre-dawn attack on Khwaja Omari, one of the few safe districts in the province, involved scores of militants who burned down the district building after the attack 120 km to the southwest of Kabul.

Fourteen people including a district governor were killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's southeastern Ghazni province Thursday, the head of security for the province said.

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

There were also fatalities among the Taliban attackers, he stated, but it was not clear how many.

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Taliban said they have captured the district, a claim that was rejected by the local police officials, the TOLO News said.

A district governor in Afghanistan's Parwan province says a sticky bomb has destroyed an oil tanker outside the Bagram military base north of the Afghan capital Kabul.

The blistering attack in the Khuja Omari district was the latest insurgent assault in Ghazni province, which is now largely under Taliban control.

Deputy police chief of Ghazni Ramazan Ali said 50 Taliban militants were also killed in the clash. Shindand governor Shukrullah Shaker explained a Senate mine and a rocket struck an automobile taking police reinforcements to the spectacle, murdering the authorities commander.

Around 45 insurgents were also killed and several others wounded, he said, adding: "Taliban have set alight the district office complex, but reinforcement arrived at the district and now the situation under control".

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