Afghan Taliban plays havoc upon Afghan Military, dozens of soldiers killed
KABUL - At least 20 Afghan security personnel were killed in a flared-up fighting with the Taliban insurgents in the central Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, local media reported on Monday.
According to the local Tolo News, the battle in Gizab district of Uruzgan has claimed the lives of 20 Afghan troops and at least 18 Taliban fighters.
Police Chief Khetab Khanjari confirmed death of seven army commandos, who were deployed in the area on Sunday.
The dead also included eight regular troops and five policemen.
In a social media post, the Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahed, claimed that a security base and a check post was overrun by the insurgents, killing scores of security forces, including 14 commandos.