Taliban attacks Afghan district compound; at least 18 killed

District governor among 12 killed in eastern Afghanistan militant attack

District governor among 12 killed in eastern Afghanistan militant attack

The district governor Ali Dost Shams was killed in the attack along with 15 security force members and civilians.

The center of Khwaja Omari district is 10kms far from Ghazni City and shares a border with Jaghato district of Wardak province. The Taliban has laid siege to several major cities in the years since North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces ended combat operations...

President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said it was carried out by "Afghanistan's enemy", a reference to the Taliban.

The province of Ghazni is located south of Kabul province, the seat of the country's capital, Kabul, and lies along a key route.

The Taliban controls large swaths of Ghazni, a strategic province near the border with Pakistan.

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"Five National Directorate of Security operatives, Khwaja Omari district governor and seven police force members were martyred (in the attack)", he added.

"The attack is over and the district is under the control of Afghan security forces after reinforcement forces rushed to the scene", Mohsini said. Fifteen security forces were killed.

Ramazan Ali Moseni, also a deputy leader in Ghazni state, mentioned 25 Taliban had been murdered in the gun battle that started out Wednesday night time and lasted to the morning.

The new agencies based in Kabul have expressed their inability to confirm the casualty figures because of the remoteness of the area.

The Taliban usually announce the launch of a spring offensive in April.

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