The insurgent group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told The Associated Press over the telephone that after the attack in the Khuja Omari district, not far from the provincial capital also called Ghazni, all security posts in the district were under Taliban control.
His claim could not be independently confirmed and the government did not immediately respond to it.
He also confirmed the government's statement that the assault killed three top local officials the district's governor, intelligence chief and deputy police chief.
Lawmaker Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the attack early today morning in Khuja Omari district killed the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police official. Fifteen security forces were killed.
Rahmani said the Taliban planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack.
Rahmani said the district is very close to the provincial capital, Ghazni city.
He said eight government security forces were wounded in the fighting.
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