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15 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Ghor province

The incident occurred after the terrorists launched an ambush at security outposts in Poshta Noor village of Dawlatyar district in the province

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15 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Ghor province
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At least 15 people, including civilians, were killed in an attack by a group of Taliban terrorists in Ghor province in western Afghanistan on Friday night, an official of Ghor Provincial Council said on Saturday.

The incident occurred after the terrorists launched an ambush at security outposts in Poshta Noor village of Dawlatyar district in the province, TOLOnews quoted Hamidullah Motahid, member of the council, as saying.

A tribal elder named Lal Bahadur Frotan and two others were injured in the attack. Ghor governor's spokesperson Abdulhaqi Khatibi confirmed the attack but said authorities did not receive adequate information on the incident.

He also said Afghan government forces have been rushed to the spot. In the past several years, government forces, Taliban and other terror outfits have been involved in armed confrontations, even as peace efforts are underway to end the nearly-two decades-long civil war in Afghanistan.

The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) regularly conducts joint offensive operations to combat terrorism across the country. 

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