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Taliban launches brutal attack on Afghan Army

ANI  |  Herat [Afghanistan] 

A attack in district here on Thursday night killed at least 14 soldiers of the and kidnapped 20.

On the one hand, provincial governor's told TOLOnews on Friday that the attack was orchestrated by militants and also confirmed the fatalities.

On the other hand, noted that only 10 soldiers had been killed during the assault but did not divulge any more details. The Ministry's further said that investigations pertaining to the incident were ongoing.

Quoting local sources, also reported that weapons at the outpost were taken by the militants while adding that help could only reach the region on Friday morning.

The attacks come in the wake of calls for the re-initiation of peace talks in Afghanistan, which has seen strife within its borders since the last 17 years. Afghanistan's had recently formed a 12-member team for peace talks with the Taliban.

Meanwhile, the Special Representative for Reconciliation Ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, is currently on an eight-nation tour from December 2 to December 20 for accelerating the peace process in

He has, until now, met with Ghani in on Thursday along with the Abdullah Abdullah, following which he departed for to hold discussions.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 17:47 IST