Three Afghan soldiers killed, two injured in Ghazni province; Taliban claims responsibility

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint.

AP December 09, 2017 13:17:57 IST
Three Afghan soldiers killed, two injured in Ghazni province; Taliban claims responsibility

Kabul: An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint.

Three Afghan soldiers killed two injured in Ghazni province Taliban claims responsibility

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Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor of the eastern Ghazni province, says two other soldiers were wounded in the attack early on Saturday.

He says eight insurgents were killed and more than 10 others were wounded.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the fighters were able to overrun the checkpoint and seize weapons and ammunition.

The Taliban has stepped up its attacks on Afghan security forces in recent years, seizing control of several districts across the country.

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