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Scores killed in Afghan violence

Fourteen soldiers and 64 Taliban fighters killed in the past 24 hours, defence ministry says.

Last Modified: 07 Jul 2013 09:26
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Among the dead were 10 Taliban fighters killed in a single operation in Wardak province, west of Kabul [Al Jazeera]

Fourteen soldiers and 64 Taliban fighters have been killed in fighting and roadside bombings across Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, officials say.

The Ministry of Defence said on Sunday the casualties included 10 Taliban fighters killed in a single operation in Wardak province, west of Kabul.

Three soldiers were killed in Wardak by artillery fire and roadside bombs. Seven more soldiers were killed in Helmand province by roadside bombs, and four others were killed in other attacks across the country.

The Afghan army and police, which took over security operations from NATO-led coalition forces this year, have lost 927 troops through June, according to an AP news agency count.

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