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12 soldiers martyred in Nimroz

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 12 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers embraced martyrdom after the Taliban insurgents stormed their security post in Khashrood district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday.

A local security official, who wished to remain unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a large number of Taliban stormed an ANA post Manar area of the district on Sunday night.

The source said 12 ANA soldiers were martyred in the incident. The official did not provide information about Taliban casualties but said the militants also took weapons of soldiers killed in the attack.

Reinforcement was arrived to the area and the Taliban were pushed back, he said. Taliban did not comment on the incident.

Manar security post is located on Zaranj-Delaram highway. Two days back, Khashrod administrative chief was killed in a bomb blast.

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