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Afghan district governor among seven killed in attack

Taliban kill 10 security personnel in Afghanistan Taliban Kill a Governor and Overrun a Government Compound
Jay Anderson | 15 April, 2018, 01:07

A district governor in Afghanistan's Parwan province says a sticky bomb has destroyed an oil tanker outside the Bagram military base north of the Afghan capital Kabul.

The Taliban frequently attack Afghan security forces and steal their equipment, eroding morale among poorly-paid police and soldiers. Four people were wounded, he said.

"The attack is over and the district is under the control of Afghan security forces after reinforcement forces rushed to the scene following the Taliban attack", Mohsini added.

Shaker explained Taliban had been murdered. however, it's not yet determined exactly how many.

He blamed the Taliban for the attack, although no group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault.

However, officials said the Taliban set fire to the district governor's building.




Fighting in Afghanistan traditionally increases in the spring when warmer weather melts snow blocking mountain passes, increasing the mobility of the insurgents.

He also confirmed the government's statement that the assault killed three top local officials - the district's governor, intelligence chief and deputy police chief.

The total number of civilian casualties in the January-March period reached 2,258 - nearly unchanged from the same period in the past two years, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said. Fifteen security forces were killed.

The Taliban are under pressure to take up President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace talks but so far they have not responded directly to the proposal.

"All parties to the conflict in Afghanistan must do everything in their power to protect civilians from harm", said Ingrid Hayden, the secretary-general's deputy special representative for Afghanistan.

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