Afghan officials say Taliban fighters have attacked several security posts in three provinces, killing 16 security forces.
Ramadan Ali Mooseni, deputy provincial police chief, said today the Taliban launched an attack the previous night in Ghazni province's remote Ajristan district, killing nine security forces and wounding seven others.
The gun battle also left 25 Taliban fighters dead, he said.
Elsewhere, Taliban insurgents attacked police security posts in the Maruf district of Kandahar province, killing five police and wounding six.
Similar attacks last night in southern Uruzgan province left two police dead, officials said.
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