Taliban attacks on Afghan forces cause 'heavy casualties': officials

Taliban attacks on Afghan security forces in the country's north have caused "heavy casualties", officials said Thursday, putting the number of soldiers killed as high as 40 in ongoing fighting. Militants using night-vision goggles launched simultaneous raids on several Afghan military bases and posts in Dashte Archi district in Kunduz province overnight, defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish and other Afghan security sources told AFP. "We have suffered casualties, the Taliban have also suffered casualties," Radmanish said.

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