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14 servicemen killed in Afghanistan in Taliban assault


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At least 14 servicemen were killed in Afghanistan's northern province of Jowzjan after Taliban terrorists carried out an attack on a security checkpoint, media reported, citing a local official.
According to the 1TV broadcaster, at least five other people received injuries as a result of the attack.
The Afghan army retaliated and killed seven militants and injured three, the broadcaster said.
The Afghan government has been engaged in a struggle with the Taliban movement for almost two decades. The conflict-stricken country continues to serve as a breeding ground for various insurgent and militant groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State terrorist organization.

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First Published: Dec 30 2019 | 2:10 PM IST

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