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Taliban destroy highway bridge, isolating 3 Afghan provinces

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says the have destroyed a highway bridge southwest of during a wide-ranging assault on security forces, cutting off road traffic between the capital and three provinces.

Abdul Rahman Mangel, the provincial governor's spokesman, says Afghan forces repelled the attack, which began late Saturday and appeared to be aimed at seizing a district headquarters in the province.

He says gunbattles are still underway and there are casualties on both sides, without elaborating.

The claim to have overrun the district headquarters, but local officials denied the claim.

The bridge destroyed in the assault cuts off the main highway from to the Ghazni, and provinces.

The battle also cut off to four provinces: Maidan Wardak, Logar, and Paktia.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 13:15 IST