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Taliban behead 15 civilians including women, children in Ghazni

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The Taliban militants have beheaded 15 civilians, including women and children in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials, the civilians were beheaded by Taliban in Ajristan district on Thursday night after raiding their homes.

Provincial governor spokesman, Shafiq Nang said the victims were family members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces.

In the meantime, provincial security chief, Asadullah Insafi said Taliban militants have torched over 60 houses following the attack in Ajristan district.

Mr. Insafi further added that heavy clashes continue between Afghan forces and Taliban militants, and at least 6 members of the ANP and ALP forces were martyred during clashes.

Provincial council chief, Abdul Jameh Jameh, earlier said around 800 Taliban militants including 200 foreign fighters have staged coordinated attacks in Ajristan district.

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