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Police claim repulsing Taliban attack on Jaghato district

Police claim repulsing Taliban attack on Jaghato district

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Oct 17, 2017 - 12:27

KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have attacked the Jaghato district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Naqibulla Amini told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants initially detonated a car bomb and then staged an attack on the district centre at midnight.

Amini said the attack was repulsed after a five hours clash, the rebels suffered heavy casualties, he said, adding two Afghan soldiers were also killed.

He added at least 30 militants were killed in retaliatory action by security forces. But the Taliban have so far said nothing about the claim.

The group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Taliban destroyed a tank and inflicted casualties on several security personnel in Syedabad district.

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