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PublishDate: Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:40

ANA Rebuffs Taliban Attack in Kandahar

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Thursday that the Taliban attack in the Zherai district of Kandahar province had been repulsed.

Taliban fighters attacked security and defense forces in the Pashmul area of ​​Jiri district of Kandahar province yesterday, the statement said.

Security and defense forces are said to have repulsed a Taliban attack in which 12 Taliban fighters were killed and eight others were wounded.

The Taliban have not yet commented.

Earlier this morning, President Ghani has led a high-level delegation to Kandahar to assess the security situation in teh province.

“The president’s visit to Kandahar is one day and the purpose of his visit is to assess the security situation in## Kandahar,” presidential spokesman Dawa Khan Minapal told media.

President Ghani traveled to the western part of the province where the has increased.

20 kilometers from Kandahar capital, Arghandab district, wherein the Taliban are present and most of the time attacks Afghan national security outposts.

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