Afghanistan forces beef up defense of flashpoint city

The Taliban attack on Ghazni, a strategic center on the main highway linking the capital Kabul with southern Afghanistan, is a blow to President Ashraf Ghani weeks before a parliamentary election is due and dampens hopes of a start to peace talks. The insurgents seized control of the districts of Khawaja Omari north of the city and Ajrestan in the west and officials said dozens of Afghan security forces were dead or missing.

 

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