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Taliban kill 4 Afghan troops; airstrike kills 10 people

November 22, 2018

An Afghan security officer stands guard outside a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, a day after a suicide attack. A suicide bomber was able to sneak into the wedding hall where hundreds of Muslim religious scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on a military convoy in southwestern Badghis province left four Afghan soldiers dead.

Mohammad Nasir Nazari, a member of the Badghis provincial council, says the ambush by the Taliban insurgents on the convoy traveling early on Thursday through the provincial capital of Qalay-e-Now, also wounded seven soldiers.

Separately, Afghan special forces called in a NATO airstrike during an operation late on Wednesday against Taliban fighters in eastern Logar province.

Provincial council chief Mohammad Nasir Ghyrat says 10 died in that airstrike but that it isn’t immediately how many civilians were among the dead.

The Logar governor’s spokesman Khalid Safai says an investigation was underway.

NATO did not immediately comment on the strike.

A resurgent Taliban stage near-daily attacks on Afghan forces, leaving many casualties.

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