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Taliban storm hotel building in west Afghanistan

Reuters | Updated: 13-07-2019 17:31 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 17:22 IST
Taliban storm hotel building in west Afghanistan
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Taliban insurgents stormed a commercial building housing a hotel in western Afghanistan, killing three security officials and injuring 10, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a surge of attacks despite reported progress in peace talks. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks by three militants and said their fighters had positioned themselves in a building and were firing at the police headquarters.

The militants assaulted the building containing a hotel, several eateries, and shops situated near the police headquarters and the governor's house in Qala-e-Naw, the capital city of Badghis province. Abdul Latif Rustayee, the director of a hospital in Qala-e-Naw, said the 10 wounded, including four security force members, were rushed to the hospital.

Abdullah Afzali, a member of Badghis provincial council, said security forces were still battling Taliban gunmen and officials at the interior ministry in Kabul and that two of the three insurgents had been killed. Police had surrounded the targeted building, said Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman.

Last week the Taliban and U.S. officials wound up the seventh round of peace talks with signs of progress in efforts to end the 18-year war. At the same time, an Afghan delegation and the members of the hardline Islamist militant group agreed on a "roadmap for peace". But the warring sides continue to mount attacks to expand or recapture territory in attempts to increase their leverage. The Taliban control or have an influence on Afghan territory than at any point since they were ousted from power in 2001.



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