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Taliban attacks provincial leaders in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/12/18, 10:44 am

Taliban militants on Thursday killed 15 security officials during an hourslong attack on a government compound in central Afghanistan. The militants stormed the compound in the Khuja Omari district in Ghazni province early on Thursday and planted mines to prevent any reinforcements from coming to help. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the attack. Mohammad Arif Rahmani, a lawmaker, said the district’s governor, intelligence chief, and deputy police chief were among those killed. At least 45 Taliban fighters also died in the fighting, confirmed Ramazan Ali Moseni, a deputy police chief in the province. The Taliban continues to carry out attacks targeting mostly security forces. Ghazni is largely under the control of the militant group.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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    Posted: Thu, 04/12/2018 12:58 pm

    Is that supposed to say hourslong?

  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 04/13/2018 02:44 pm

    Saw similar actions by VietCong 50 years ago:  enter a village under cover of darkness, round up all the leaders, order all the villagers out to witness the execution of the leaders. No more resistance to the VietCong from that village.

    We would rarely find anyone willing to even talk to us after that.