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23 local army personnel killed in Ghazni attack

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23 local army personnel killed in Ghazni attack

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Dec 14, 2019 - 12:08

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least 23 local army personnel have been killed in a militant attack in southern Ghazni province.

A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the attackers targeted a local army base in the Lewani Bazar area of Qarabagh district on Friday night.

He said at least nine Talibaninfo-icon fighters in army ranks opened fire at the soldiers and killed 23 of them. The militants also seized a tank and other vehicles.

Provincial Council’s Deputy Chairman Amanullah Kamran confirmed the incident and said 23 local army soldiers were killed in the attack.

He said the killers had links to Taliban, who have not yet commented on the incident.

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