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Taliban kill dozens of Afghan forces as government begins ceasefire

12 Jun 2018 1TV News

Taliban militants have killed 28 Afghan forces in overnight attacks in several provinces of the country as the government began unilateral ceasefire on Tuesday.

In northern Faryab province, the insurgents attacked Kohistan district centre and took control of it, local officials said.

The insurgents killed 13 Afghan forces. 15 more forces were wounded, according to Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, the provincial council chief.

Javed Bedar, a spokesman for provincial governor, confirmed killing of district governor.

He said that Afghan forces had retreated to avoid civilian casualties.

In Sar-i-Oul province, Taliban killed 13 Afghan soldiers in an attack in Sayad district, according to Mohammad Noor Rahmani, the provincial council chief.

The provincial governor’s spokesman confirmed death of two soldiers.

In Maidan Wardak province, insurgents killed two police and wounded another in Jalrez district, said Abdul Rahman Mangal, a spokesman for provincial governor.

He said that the Afghan forces had stopped offensive against Taliban due to ceasefire and responded to attack in defense, inflicting casualties on militants.

In Ghazni, Taliban carried out a suicide car bombing near district governor’s office in Muqur district following a fierce battle, officials said.

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