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30 Afghan soldiers killed in first major Taliban attack since Eid ceasefire

President Ashraf Ghani extended his unilateral ceasefire, initially due to end on Wednesday, by 10 days

Reuters  |  Kabul 

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday. Provincial governor Abdul Qafoor Malikzai said the Taliban attacked two security posts in the early hours. Abdul Aziz Bek, head of the Badghis provincial council, said one military base was targeted, in the district of Bala Murghab. "Large numbers of Taliban came from several directions," Bek ...

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First Published: Wed, June 20 2018. 13:23 IST
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