Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills 10 security forces in Herat

Taliban Kill a Governor and Overrun a Government Compound

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement 20 police officers were killed in the attack.

Khwaja Omari also lies close to Ghazni city, raising fears of an assault on the provincial capital.

Earlier on Thursday, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported an increase in the number of civilian casualties from Taliban attacks as well as Afghan and foreign troops in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year. The province is reportedly under Taliban control.

Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said. The district center, however, is still in government hands.

"In the attack, three mujahideen were martyred and four others were wounded". "After the attack the forces called for air support and 27 Taliban were killed during the airstrikes and clashes", it added.

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Confirming the report, Shindand District Governor Shukrullah Shaker said the attack took place in Larzanak area of the district.

A general view shows the site of an attack by Taliban militants on a government compound in the Khwaja Omari district in the southeastern province of Ghazni.

The province of Ghazni is located south of Kabul province, the seat of the country's capital, Kabul, and lies along a key route.

Afghan Parliament member Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police official were killed in the attack, as well as 15 security forces. Moseni said the government reinforcements later joined the fighting.

The Taliban controls large swaths of Ghazni, a strategic province near the border with Pakistan.

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