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Taliban Kill 30 Afghan Soldiers In First Major Attack Since Ceasefire

June 22

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The Taliban Gunmen killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, in their first major attack since a ceasefire for Eid.

The 3-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday.

Reports from Afghanistan said that the Taliban attacked two security posts in the early hours and one military base was targeted, in the district of Balamerghab.

After hours of heavy fighting 30 Afghan security forces were killed and the Taliban captured the base, reports said.

Fifteen Taliban Gunmen were killed in other areas of the province overnight, The Taliban did not immediately comment on the attacks.

The government also called a ceasefire for the holiday and Taliban fighters headed into cities across the country over the weekend as both sides celebrated the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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