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The attack set of a firefight that lasted for hours until the government sent reinforcements and drove Taliban from the compound
An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen.
Saturday's parliamentary ballot would be delayed by one week, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani said in a statement, following an extraordinary meeting of the National Security Council.
Two policemen were wounded in the attacks that lasted several hours as security personnel and insurgents exchanged gunfire.
These convicts were tried by the special military courts which also awarded imprisonment of varying terms to seven other militants.
The mosque is near the presidential palace where Ghani was making his speech, which was being aired live on Facebook when the attack began.
Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, the head of the provincial council in the northern Baghlan province, said the insurgents set fire to the checkpoints after the attack late Tuesday in the Baghlan-I Markazi dis
According to Sputnik, over 100 people were killed and 133 injured in the siege. Of the deceased, at least 90 were either military or law enforcement personnel.
The overnight attack in the southeastern city of Ghazni, the capital of a province with the same name, also wounded at least 20 members of the security forces.
Health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh gave the latest toll for the attack at the main gate of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.
A new wave of Taliban attacks killed at least nine Afghan soldiers and policemen today, officials said, the latest in a particularly deadly week of assaults by militants.
Lawmaker Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the attack early today morning in Khuja Omari district killed the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police official.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condemned the Taliban suicide attack that killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers.