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Ghor clash leaves five security personnel dead

AT News Report

KABUL:  At least five security personnel were killed and five others received injuries during a clash in the Pasaband district of western Ghor province, an official said Saturday.

Abdul Ahad, the district’s acting administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban attacked a security check-post in Aibak Payeen area on Friday night.

Five security personnel were killed and five others wounded in the ensuing clash between the two sides, he said, adding the injured were evacuated to hospital.

No information about Taliban’s casualties was immediately available.

This comes as fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban intensified, especially after peace talks between US-Taliban negotiators termed dead by President Trump.

It was in September when President Trump called off peace talks with Taliban after the group killed 12 innocent Afghan civilians and an American soldier.

However, US and Afghan forces increased ground and air operations against the Taliban insurgents which is very effective in the fight against the group.

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