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Afghan Forces Clash with Taliban in Ghazni, Leaving 20 Rebels Dead

afghan-security-forcesAt least 20 militants and three soldiers were killed in an armed clash between the Taliban group and Afghan security forces in Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.

Ghazni deputy police chief, Assadullah Shujaee said that last night around 200 insurgents attacked over Afghan forces in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province in order to take control of the district.

After fierce clashes which left 20 Taliban militants and three soldiers dead, Afghan troops forced militants to retreat, police official added.

While confirming the dead of nine militants, Taliban claims they have killed six soldier in the attack.

Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in the central-east part of the country where the anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its districts including Deh Yak, Qarabagh, Nawa, Giro and Gilan.

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