11 Aug '18, 1pm

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces were still battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni on Saturday, a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least 25 security forces have been killed and wounded since the assault began early Friday, and that a local reporter was killed. It was unclear how many other civilians had been killed or wounded during the attack. Danish said more than 150 insurgents have been killed or wounded. He said that although the fighting was still underway, "the situation is under control and there isn't any serious threat." "Any threat which could cause the fall of the city has been eliminated," he added. The Taliban claim to have seized parts of the city and to have killed local officials. In a media statement, the group said it had seized dozens of armored vehicles as...

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