• publish: 22 May 2018
  • time: 10:05 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 6820

Districts of Ghazni on the verge of fall, as Taliban launch full-scale attacks

The Taliban militants launched a large scale attack on two districts of southeastern Ghazni province amid reports several security personnel have lost their lives during the clashes.

A provincial council member Ahmad Faqiri confirmed the attack and said several security personnel were martyred during the clashes with the Taliban insurgents.

He said the commander of Deh Yak police commandment and the reserved forces commander are among those who have lost their lives in the attack.

The Taliban group claims that the fighters of the group have taken control of the two districts.

However, a lawmaker representing Ghazni province, Arif Rahmani said heavy clashes are underway in the district since the launch of the attack last night.

Rahmani further added that the two districts are on the verge of collapse however he did not confirm the fall of the two districts.

He also confirmed the casualties of the security forces during the clashes with the Taliban insurgents but did not elaborate regarding the exact number.

In the meantime, reports indicate at least 20 security personnel were martyred during the clashes but there are no reports regarding the Taliban casualties.

This comes as heavy clashes are underway in Ghazni after the Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attacks in Ghazni province nearly ten days ago, according to Khaama.

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