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12:00 AM, April 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 09, 2019

Taliban kill 12 Afghan security forces

Taliban fighters have killed 12 security forces in the last 48 hours in ongoing fighting in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, the defence ministry said yesterday.

In the latest assault on Afghan forces -- who have faced devastating losses in recent years -- Taliban fighters last week smashed through government lines near the city of Bala Murghab, seizing several checkpoints.

"It is with great sadness we announce that during these operations, eight Afghan National Army and four police who fought with bravery and courage accepted martyrdom," the defence ministry said in a statement.

Another 10 soldiers and 24 police were wounded in the operation that killed "99 Taliban terrorists," it added.

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