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15 militants, six security personnel killed in Afghanistan

  • At least 15 Taliban militants and six security force members were killed in clashes as the Taliban seized a district in Afghanistan's province of Herat, the authorities said on Wednesday. Hundreds of Taliban fighters attacked Ghoryan district and took control of the bazaar and government offices following heavy clashes in the province which has Herat city as its capital, 640 kms west of Kabul, media reports said. Six security personnel were also killed in the fighting, according to district officials. (Source: IANS)