A coordinated attack by the Taliban on Tiora and Pasaband districts in Ghor province, in Afghanistan’s west, was repelled by government forces after few hours of heavy clashes, local officials said in a statement on Friday.
The offensive was conducted by dozens of Taliban fighters on Thursday night and continued by early morning on Friday, Ghor police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal Nizami told TOLOnews.
At least 22 Taliban militants were killed and eight others were wounded in the clash, he said.
He added that four security force members were killed in the battle.
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