18 Afghan security personnel, 2 civilians killed

Staff Report

KABUL -- At least 18 security personnel, two civilians and an unknown number of militants were killed in recent violence across Afghanistan.

Two Taliban commanders, a shadow district governor and "scores" of insurgents were killed in a 24-hour span nationwide, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said, Khaama Press reported September 7.

Twelve Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, the MoD said.

Meanwhile, a magnetic bomb attached to a bicycle exploded September 8 in Kabul, killing one person, Interior Ministry (MoI) spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said, according to TOLO News. No more details about the victim were reported.

A bomb explosion inside a shop in Alishang District, Laghman Province, September 7 killed two civilians and a police officer, governor's spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News.

In Qaisari District, Faryab Province, at least four Taliban and five Afghan Local Police (ALP) officers were killed in fighting September 7, Maj. Nizamuddin Qaisari, the district police chief confirmed, according to Pajhwok Afghan News.

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