Afghanistan: More than 100 dead in Uruzgan in clashes between Taliban and army
More than 100 people, including 80 suspected Taliban militants and 24 soldiers have been killed since clashes began in southern Uruzgan province last week, according to regional district official Thursday.
The clashes began when a large group of Taliban fighters had stormed Chora district of Uruzgan province lying in the middle of restive Ghazni, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.
Afghan military forces managed to repulse this coordinate attack on the district late Wednesday after six days of intense fighting, District Governor Amenullah Khaliqi told Anadolu Agency.
“Groups of Taliban from Kandahar and Zabul provinces joined the local Taliban to wage attacks on security checkpoints here [in Chora district]; 18 soldiers [of Afghan National Army] and six policemen and 80 Taliban members have been killed in clashes,” Khaliqi stated.