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Taliban attack repulsed, 4 militants killed in northern Afghanistan

(Xinhua)    15:08, November 25, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Taliban attack on a military base in Dawlatabad district of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province has been repulsed and the militants fled away after suffering casualties, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said Monday.

According to the official, a group of militants attacked Khilgali base in Dawlatabad district on Sunday evening and the security forces retaliated forcing the insurgents to flee after leaving four bodies behind.

Three more militants sustained injuries in the fighting lasted for two hours, the official said.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of Balkh province with Mazar-i-Sharif as its capital 305 km north of Kabul have not made comments yet.

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