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27 Taliban, 2 Afghan Security Forces Killed In Nangarhar

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Eastern Afghanistan that the group said was part of its newly announced spring offensive.

According to Afghan officials, Taliban fighters detonated two truck bombs in the Shirzad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul.

The assault came hours after the Taliban announced the start of operation Fath, the name the militants have given to this year's spring offensive.

Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman said two afghan troops had been killed, along with 27 Taliban fighters.

Another Taliban attack was reported around the edges of the northern city of Kunduz, which the militants briefly captured in 2015.

Head of the Kunduz regional hospital, said at least eight people were killed and 62 wounded.

Ghor Provincial Governor Spokesman said that at least seven afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban ambush in Ghor province.