On November 16, Taliban fighters stormed two checkpoints of the Afghan National Army (ANA) around the capital of the central province of Ghazni, according to the Afghan group news agency, Voice of Jihad.
The Taliban claimed that its fighters killed more than eleven Afghan soldiers and injured nine others in the course of the attack. Several light weapons were also captured.
Meanwhile, Col. Fazul Khuda Ibrahimkhail, a spokesman for the ANA, told the Afghan Bakhta News Agency (BNA) that the army and the Afghan Air Force attacked several positions of the Taliban in the districts of Andar and Qara Bagh in Ghazni. As a result, more than 20 fighters of the Afghan group were killed.
Despite Afghan government forces’ efforts, the Taliban is still capable of conducting successful attacks in central Afghanistan. The Afghan group is likely attempting to esablish full control of some vital highways in the region, especially the ones leading to the capital, Kabul.