Taliban attack in Afghanistan repulsed, 16 killed

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Kabul, May 13 (IANS) A Taliban offensive on Dasht-e-Archi district in northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province has been repulsed, leaving 10 militants and six security personnel dead, officials said on Sunday.

“A group of Taliban rebels launched a massive offensive to overrun the district headquarters. Security forces returned fire which lasted until 4 a.m. and finally the militants fled,” an official told Xinhua news agency.

Up to 10 militants and six security personnel were killed and a dozen others from both sides sustained injuries in the fighting, the official said.

–IANS

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