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Afghan forces repel Taliban offensive, killing 10 in eastern Paktia province

At least 10 militants were killed and six others wounded, following a counterattack by Afghan forces against militants in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia, said a statement of provincial government released here Saturday.

"Hundreds of militants attacked security checkpoints in Yusufkhil district of the province on Saturday morning to overrun the district but police returned fire, leaving 10 militants dead and six others wounded," the statement said.

The province has Gardez as its capital, 100 km south of Kabul.

The attacking Taliban fighters fled the area, the statement said without mentioning the possible casualties inflicted to security personnel.

Taliban have not commented on the report.

[Source: Xinhua, Gardez, 30Sep17]

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