Taliban assault strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Smoke rises into the air after Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan provincial capital Ghazni Symbol copyright AFP Symbol caption Few pictures have emerged from the city since the assault began

The Taliban have launched an important evening-time attack at the Afghan city of Ghazni, a provincial capital on the key freeway among Kabul and Kandahar.

The militants took control of parts of the city ahead of being driven again to the outskirts, officers said.

Thirty Taliban warring parties and one Afghan safety forces’ member have been killed, in line with the provincial govt.

The choice of casualties is expected to upward thrust as many houses had been destroyed.

At least 8 civilians and seven government safety personnel were injured, provincial executive spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori Ghazni informed the BBC. Sporadic gunfire may just nonetheless be heard in the town, the place Afghan unique forces were deployed.

The freeway from Kabul to Ghazni, and from Ghazni heading further south, was once closed on Friday.

The assault comes as force keeps at the Taliban to go into peace talks with the Afghan government.

Secret talks had been not too long ago held in Qatar among Taliban and US officers after an unparalleled three-day ceasefire throughout Eid celebrations in June that was in large part revered through each side.

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