Taliban Militants Kill Dozens in Takhar, Ghazni in Afghanistan

Kabul, Taliban forces launched attacks on the

northern Afghan province of Takhar and Ghazni, killing dozens of

Afghan forces and civilians, Afghan officials said today.

Mohammad Azzam Afzali, member of the Takhar Provincial

Council, said 14 to 20 soldiers were killed after gunmen attacked their

base in Khawaja Ghar district of the province.

He added that between 10 and 16 others were injured in the

attack.

Seven soldiers were killed and others injured near the Dasht-e

Archie area, Afzali said.

The Taliban have stepped up attacks on security forces and

government installations over the past months, putting heavy pressure

on troops across Afghanistan.

Source: Oman News Agency