18 killed in Afghanistan checkpoint attack

Kabul: At least 11 pro-government tribesmen and seven militants were killed when the Taliban launched an attack on a security checkpoint in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, sources said Thursday.An unknown number of militants
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IANS January 29, 2015 13:31 IST

Kabul: At least 11 pro-government tribesmen and seven militants were killed when the Taliban launched an attack on a security checkpoint in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, sources said Thursday.

An unknown number of militants raided the checkpoint in Andar district, overnight, resulting in a fierce fighting for hours, provincial government spokesperson Shafiq Nang told Xinhua.

The Taliban has been waging an insurgency since its regime was toppled by a US-led invasion in late 2001.

The militant group has intensified attacks with a string of bombings over the past couple of months as the Afghan National Security Forces assumed the full security responsibility from NATO-led troops after a four-year security transition process ended Dec 31.

 
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