Afghan district governor among seven killed

Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills Ghazni's district Governor

Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills Ghazni's district Governor

Ghazni's Khawaja Omari district was considered one of the province's safest areas.

At least 25 Taliban terrorists and 18 others, including 15 security force personnel were killed in an attack on a government compound last night.

Provincial officials said on April 12 that police and intelligence officers were also among those killed in the overnight raid on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in Ghazni Province.

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 claim to have taken control of key parts of the Khwaja Omari district, but provincial officials deny that.


Mujahid gave a higher casualty figure among the Afghan forces, which the Taliban often do, and a significantly lower death toll among the insurgent attackers.

"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.

Anti-government elements also continued to direct attacks against the minority Shiite community, with 154 of its members killed or wounded, "nearly all from suicide and complex attacks" claimed by IS, the report said.

Additionally, nine other policemen were wounded.

The latest figures come as United States and Afghan forces intensify ground and air offensives ahead of the traditional spring fighting season, which some expect to be particularly bloody this year.

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