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5 Afghan army soldiers martyred in Taliban attack in Kunar

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizadahttps://www.khaama.com
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Afghan soldierAt least five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following an attack by Taliban militants in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

According to local government officials, the attack was carried out late Wednesday after a group of Taliban militants attacked a security check post.

Provincail governor, Shuja-ul-Mulk Jalal, said the assailant militants who attacked the check post were disguised in Afghan army uniform.

He said at least six militants were also killed following the clashes with the Afghan army forces.

Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi, confirmed that seven Afghan army soldiers were martyred following militants attack and roadside bomb explosion in the past 24 hours.

Gen. Azimi did not disclose further information regarding the exact locations where the Afghan soldiers were martyred.

This comes as at least 20 Afghan army soldiers were killed in a similar attack in Ghaziabad district of Kunar province earlier this year.

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