Taliban storm district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, killing more than 12 people

From Reuters - April 12, 2018

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants over-ran a district in Afghanistans Ghazni province on Thursday, killing more than a dozen people including the districts governor before retreating, a police official said.

Ghaznis Khawaja Omari district was considered one of the provinces safest areas.

The militants killed district governor Ali Dost Shams, his bodyguards, seven police and five government intelligence agents, said Ramazan Ali Mohseni, deputy police chief in Ghazni. At least 45 to 50 militants were killed, he said.

The Taliban then torched the district headquarters, he said. Later, the Taliban left the headquarters and government security forces returned.

Bodies wrapped in blankets were laid on the ground of the district compound by late Thursday morning.


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