Afghan District Governor Among Those Killed In Taliban Attack

The Taliban attack on the government compound was one of the deadliest assaults in several weeks

A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack, which he said killed 20 police officers.

Herat provincial governor spokesman Jailani Farhad said that two armoured Humvees were destroyed in the attack in Shindand district, adding the Taliban also seized weapons and ammunition during the raid.

Police say Taliban fighters attacked a district compound in central Afghanistan overnight, killing at least six government security forces in several hours of fighting.

President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said it was carried out by "Afghanistan's enemy", a reference to the Taliban. The province is reportedly under Taliban control. The Taleban planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming to help and quickly took responsibility for the attack.

Scores of militants struck the compound in Khwaja Omari district at about 2am, scaling the walls with ladders and overwhelming the government troops inside.

"In the attack, three mujahideen were martyred and four others were wounded".

Sega Ages Bringing Classics To Switch Beginning In Summer 2018
At a fan festival in Tokyo tonight, Sega confirmed that they would bring their " Sega Ages" label to the Switch eShop worldwide. Assuming that is the case, it would be really exciting, that the company is bringing a retro console in the market.

Skripals were poisoned by high-purity novichok, watchdog confirms
While Russia has fiercely denied allegations it is responsible, the global fallout from the attack has revived Cold War tensions. She was recently discharged from Salisbury district hospital, where her father Sergei remains "seriously ill", she said.

Apple Inc. loses a patent infringement lawsuit against VirnetX
Kendall Larsen, CEO of VirnetX, said the damages, which were based on sales of more than 400 million Apple devices, were "fair". VirnetX claimed that features in Apple's FaceTime , VPN on Demand, and iMessage infringes upon these patents.

There were also fatalities among the Taliban attackers, Shaker said, but it was not clear how many.

The province of Ghazni is located south of Kabul lying along a key route.

Lawmaker Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the attack early Thursday morning in Khuja Omari district killed the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police official. Travel by road between Kabul and Kandahar province, a traditional Taliban heartland, is considered risky because of large swaths are now under Taliban control.

"Five National Directorate of Security operatives, Khwaja Omari district governor and seven police force members were martyred (in the attack)", he added.

Shindand district governor Shukrullah Shakir confirmed the casualty figures.

Related News:

  • Trump lawyer handled $1.6 million payoff for Republican donor

    Trump lawyer handled $1.6 million payoff for Republican donor

    Cohen has been a staple in headlines since the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his hotel room and office in NY on Monday. The money will be paid to her in quarterly installments and the first installment was due on December 1, the Journal reported.
    The US government has been secretly reading Michael Cohen's emails

    The US government has been secretly reading Michael Cohen's emails

    Searching a law office is one of the most sensitive - and most heavily reviewed - activities the Justice Department conducts. On Monday, Cohen's attorney called the searches "completely inappropriate and unnecessary".
    Russian envoy requests meeting with United Kingdom  foreign secretary

    Russian envoy requests meeting with United Kingdom foreign secretary

    The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom welcomed news about the improvement in the health condition of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Poisoned in British Salisbury, a former Russian intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal , who yesterday came to, can talk.
  • Erdogan - Trump talk about Syria over the phone

    Erdogan - Trump talk about Syria over the phone

    Nonetheless, Trump's instincts are to abandon the region, which much of his staunch base approves. Still pending this spring is Trump's decision to abandon Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
    Reuben Foster arrested on felony domestic violence

    Reuben Foster arrested on felony domestic violence

    San Francisco took Foster with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but there were plenty of red flags surrounding him. In his rookie season with the Niners, Foster was second on the team in tackles with 72, despite playing in just 10 games.
    Four Iranians Reportedly Killed in Israeli Airstrike on Syria's Airbase

    Four Iranians Reportedly Killed in Israeli Airstrike on Syria's Airbase

    In recent weeks, government forces have recaptured villages and towns in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of the capital. This content is restricted to site members.
  • Paul Ryan Endorses Kevin McCarthy To Become Next House Speaker

    Paul Ryan Endorses Kevin McCarthy To Become Next House Speaker

    When former House Speaker John Boehner resigned , all eyes were on the California Republican. Ryan announced this week he will not seek re-election this fall in his Wisconsin district.
    Guardiola sees red, falls short in Champions League again

    Guardiola sees red, falls short in Champions League again

    Despite a handsome aggregate win, Milner said Liverpool have to be better whoever they are drawn against in the semi-finals. In one night, Manchester United and Barcelona FC have both been shockingly kicked out of the UEFA's Champions League game.
    Eight Cameroonian athletes missing from Commonwealth Games

    Eight Cameroonian athletes missing from Commonwealth Games

    Cameroon weightlifters Francois Etoundi and Simplice Ribouem both received refugee status, and were in the 2018 Australian team. In 2012, five Cameroonian male boxers , a female footballer and a male swimmer absconded from the London Olympic village.
  • Kylie Jenner Goes 'Mean Girls' for Coachella Weekend

    Kylie Jenner Goes 'Mean Girls' for Coachella Weekend

    Kylie was seen with her sister Kourtney Kardashian , walking into the fairgrounds, and the two brought their beaus along as well. Even Stormi's stroller was decked out in a leopard print, elevating the staple accessory into more fashionable territory.
    Volkswagen puts Herbert Diess in the driving seat

    Volkswagen puts Herbert Diess in the driving seat

    Purchasing chief Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, the longest-serving top executive at VW, will leave the company, the carmaker said. Additionally, Porsche sports auto division head Oliver Blume is being promoted to the top management body of the entire group.
    IPL: Sam Billings helps Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders

    IPL: Sam Billings helps Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders

    That really could have been a match-winning inning, but CSK came up with something equally special to knock these off. They started with a solid 16 runs off the first over, a steady beginning, but the Super Kings needed more.


Most liked

IPL-11: Sunrisers score dramatic one-wicket victory over MI
Experts are of the opinion that two-time champions, the Mumbai Indians are short of batsmen as it was visible in their two games. Ishan Kishan only made nine runs, while Evin Lewis struck a 17-ball 29 before he was clean bowled by Siddarth Kaul.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad live online streaming on Hotstar
Earlier, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc was ruled out ahead of the tournament due to a calf injury. He averages only 25.11 against KKR - the least amongst the seven opponent teams .

Ky. Teachers Returning To Frankfort To Rally For Education
The agendas from Kentucky arrived amid educator protests at Oklahoma and Arizona more than instruction funding and educator cover. The Governor's comments came after Republican legislators voted to override Bevin's vetoes regarding a two-year operating budget.

Russia, Iran Denounce Airstrikes on Close Ally Syria
Russia's military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the USA and its allies. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis asked all civilised nations to urgently unite in ending the Syrian civil war.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official wedding photographer revealed
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for their official engagement photos at Frogmore House in Windsor, England, in December 2017. That part of the guest list hasn't been publicly disclosed, but will include people the royal couple know personally.

Trump pardons former Cheney aide Scooter Libby
Pressed repeatedly by Cheney at the time of Libby's conviction, Bush asked a team of White House lawyers to examine the case. "I am grateful to day that President Trump righted that incorrect by issuing Scooter, & rdquo with the pardon ".

China's trade surplus with U.S. surges, calls for patience
Trade deficit during the fiscal stood at United States dollars 156.83 billion. And he said, "We will sell beef in China ".

National Enquirer paid a second source for embarrassing Trump rumor
The Enquirer's Howard said the magazine released Sajudin from his exclusivity clause when he was approached by the other outlets. In an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday, Sajudin dismissed claims that he had made anything up.

Boehner for Bud: Former Speaker of the House Joins Cannabis Company Board
William Weld, (R-Mass.), on why he chose to join the advisory board for Acreage Holdings that operates marijuana dispensaries. His belief in the benefits of marijuana has strengthened, particularly in the wake of prevailing opioid crisis.

Egypt down 2 spots, Tunisia up 9 spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings
The ECA declined comment on the 2022 expansion plan being championed by Conmebol President Alejandro Dominguez. But increasing the number of games from 64 to 80 would pose additional logistical challenges for Qatar.

Khloe Kardashian Is Said To Be 'Distraught' By Allegations That Tristan 'Cheated'
The KUWTK star is reportedly stuck in Cleveland while she waits to give birth, but her mum is said to be by her side. The woman in the New York City club video has been identified by the Daily Mail as Lani Blair , an Instagram model.

Knicks Fire Mentor Jeff Hornacek
Hornacek's dismissal was an expected part of the new regime's efforts to retool the team. "He played the hand he was dealt". The Knicks finished this season at 29-53, going 5-20 after the season-ending knee injury to Kristaps Porzingis .

National Basketball Association playoffs preview: Cavaliers Rockets come up short
Casey says the Raptors have been mindful of minutes all season for the team's "high-usage" players like Lowry and DeRozan. If not for James Harden and LeBron James , we might be talking about Pelicans' big man Anthony Davis as the league MVP.

Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer
The Chicago Bears have declined to match the New Orleans Saints' two-year, $10 million offer sheet to Cameron Meredith . He suffered his knee injury last August, so he'll have had almost a year of recovery time when camp begins this summer.

Bench-clearing brawl at Rockies game
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado did more fighting today than National Basketball Association players have done all season. Arenado, starting pitcher German Marquez and outfielder Gerardo Parra were the Rockies players thrown out of the game.