BFF-39 Over 2 dozen people killed in militant attack in eastern Afghanistan

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Over 2 dozen people killed in militant attack in eastern Afghanistan

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, Nov 11, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) – Over two dozen people
including 15 civilians have been confirmed dead as militants attacked Jaghori
district in the eastern Ghazni province on Sunday, police said.

“The attack conducted by Taliban rebels in Hotqul area of Jaghori district
at 3:00 a.m. local time has claimed 25 lives, including 15 civilians and 10
security personnel,” police spokesman in the restive province Ahmad Khan
Sirat told Xinhua.

More than a dozen more civilians and security personnel have been injured
in the fighting, he confirmed.

According to the spokesman, the fighting was over at 7:00 a.m. local time
after the “Taliban suffered casualties” and fled the area.

The militant group has also confirmed fighting in Hotqul area, claiming 25
security personnel have been killed.

Taliban militants launched surprise offensive against the peaceful Jaghori
district on Wednesday and since then sporadic fighting has been reported.

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