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Taliban kill more than 200 Afghan defenders on four fronts: "a disaster"



KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan government forces have lost more than 200 officers and soldiers over the last three days, while Taliban insurgents have launched sustained attacks on four different fronts.

The hardest area was the southeastern city of Ghazni. where more than 100 police officers and soldiers had been killed by Sunday, a hospital official said, and the insurgents seemed to have control of most of the strategic city, apart from a few major government agencies. [196592002] 90 miles west in Ghazni Province, the Taliban took control of the Ajristan district, and the elite army that defended the district disappeared for two days and their superiors were uncertain of their fate. When they learned on Sunday, the death toll was between 40 and 1

00. Twenty-two survivors were escorted to donkeys by rescuers who had lost them in the mountains.

In Faryab Province, 250 miles northwest, an isolated Afghan national army of 100 soldiers lost more than half of their men in a Taliban attack that ended early Sunday morning. The defenders said they had not expected to spend another night

and 275 miles east of Faryab Base, in northern Baghlan Province, on a base in Jangal Bagh on the strategic highway between Pul-i-Kumri and Kunduz Insurgents killed seven policemen and nine soldiers and captured three other soldiers on Saturday.

With the pace of the Afghan conflict steadily increasing, it was bad days for the Afghan government. The fighting showed that the insurgents were able to conduct ambitious operations on several fronts, while the Ghazni government was struggling to respond to a single front.

Baz Mohammad Hemat, the director of Ghazni Hospital, said by phone that 113 bodies were taken to hospital, along with 142 wounded, most in uniform.

"We walk out of the hospital rooms, using corridors and space everywhere," Mr. Hemat said. "Fighting is very close to the hospital.The situation is really bad here.We are getting more and more wounded and killed every hour."

The death toll seemed to increase, with numerous reports of corpses arriving in the city had not been found. The fall of Ghazni, if it happened, would be the Taliban's main victory, since the city is located on the north-south main road and its conquest would cut off the capital Kabul and the north from the Pashtuns of the insurgents Homeland in the south

" The governor's office, the police department and the intelligence agency are heavily disputed, "said Nasir Ahmad Faqiri, a provincial council member. "The forces in Ghazni have resisted well, but of course they have been fighting for so long – the reinforcements have not done anything effective – all they have done is create a base for themselves."

He added: "Bodies are lying around, they have decomposed and no one is doing anything to evacuate them."

Afghan Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz said he has called on the International Committee of the Red Cross "urgent help" in transporting the wounded and dead Ghazni asked.


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