Over 18 Afghan soldiers killed, wounded in Taliban attacks

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GHAZNI CITYY - The Afghan Taliban have confirmed the clashes in Ghazni districts. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed six security personnel were killed and a dozen wounded in the overnight attacks.He said four militants were also killed during the clashes.

Five uprising members and as many security personnel have suffered causalities in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Arif Noori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 29 rebels, five security officials and as many uprising member were killed and wounded during clashes in Maqur and Andar districts late Monday night.

Mohammad Khalid, a resident of the Khashk area of the Ghazni City, confirmed the clashes. “We could not sleep a wink all night.” He had no information about causalities.

The governor’s spokesman added the Taliban stormed security check-posts in some parts of the provincial capital. As a result, a security official was killed and another wounded. He had no information about Taliban causalities.

The insurgents also confirmed the clashes in both districts. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed six security personnel were killed and a dozen wounded in the overnight attacks.He said four militants were also killed during the clashes.

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