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Afghans Say Repel Major Taliban Attack in South

Afghan forces said on Wednesday they had foiled a major attack by remnants of the ousted Taliban regime in the restive southern province of Zabul. At least three Taliban fighters and three government soldiers were killed in the two pronged assault by militants on the headquarters of Shah Joy district overnight, one official said. “This was a very heavy Taliban assault,” Zabul’s Police Chief, Mohammad Ayoub, told Reuters by satellite phone from Qalat, the provincial capital of Zabul. “They stormed from two directions, but government forces bravely managed to defeat them and forced them to flee.” He said the fighting lasted for several hours, but he could not say how many attackers took part in it. Full Story

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