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Afghanistan: Fierce fighting kills 19 Afghan security personnel
September 17, 2020


In Afghanistan, fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left 19 Afghan security personnel including eight pro-government militiamen killed in Nangarhar province, as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar.

Spokesman for the Nangarhar governor Ataullah Khogyani told AFP that overnight clashes erupted in three districts of the province when Taliban fighters attacked several checkpoints of Afghan forces and pro-government militiamen.