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Scores killed in 2 days as Taliban militants step up attacks in Afghanistan
Last Updated: 2018-09-10 09:38 | Xinhua
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Scores of people including militants and government security personnel have been killed over the past two days as the Taliban outfit stepped up attacks in conflict-torn Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

In the latest waves of violent attacks the Taliban group launched massive offensives in Deh Mirdad district of the eastern Wardak province early Sunday, leaving scores of people dead and injured.

"Hundreds of Taliban rebels launched a coordinated offensive early this morning to overrun Deh Mirdad district but their attempts have been foiled and the militants after suffering huge casualties retreated," Abdul Rahman Mangal, spokesman for the Wardak provincial government, told Xinhua.

According to the spokesman, 52 militants have been killed and 65 others injured in the ongoing fighting.

He also confirmed that 10 police personnel including the police chief of Deh Mirdad district, Sayed Yunus, have died in fighting against the advancing Taliban fighters.

Similarly, Taliban militants stormed security forces base in Mangal area of the northern Baghlan province on Saturday, killing 20 soldiers and injuring over a dozen others, head of the provincial council Safdar Mohsini said Sunday.

Over a dozen more militants and security forces personnel, according to officials, have also been killed over the past 24 hours elsewhere in the conflict-hit country.

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