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14 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

IANS  |  Herat (Afghanistan) 

At least 14 Afghan soldiers were killed after militants attacked an Army camp in the country's province overnight, officials said on Friday.

"Hundreds of militants attacked and overran an Army camp in Cheshma area of district, killing 14 Army soldiers," an told

The militants also captured 20 Army personnel along with weapons and ammunition and took them to an unknown location after the attack in the restive district, the added.

He said the militants also suffered casualties but did not give exact figures.

The district has been the scene of heavy clashes as militants attacked security checkpoints and Army camps from time to time.

Early in June, 17 Afghan soldiers were killed after Taliban stormed an Army checkpoint in

The Afghan security forces' casualties have risen recently as they struggle against a surge in attacks by the Taliban militant group and other anti-government fighters.

In province, one and two militants were killed after Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in earlier on Friday.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 18:05 IST