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Militant attack kills 14 Afghan soldiers in Paktia

Published : 29 May 2020, 11:43

  DF-Xinhua Report

Photo taken on May 14, 2020 shows the damaged building at the site of a truck attack in Gardez city, capital of Paktia province, Afghanistan. File Photo Xinhua.

A Militant attack on a border checkpoint in Dand-e-Patan district of Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province killed 14 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The attack has been repulsed and the militants fled away after suffering casualties, the statement said.

"The Taliban militants violated the ceasefire and attacked a checkpoint of defense and security forces in Dand-e-Patan district last night triggering heavy fighting which forced Taliban to flee after suffering huge casualties. Unfortunately 14 personnel of border force were killed and three others wounded," said the statement.

The Taliban outfit, which observed a three-day truce on account of Eid al-Fitr, started on Sunday and ended on Tuesday to enable Afghans celebrate the end of Muslims fasting month Ramadan, has yet to make comment.