Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue

Fierce fighting betweenAfghanforces and theTalibanleft dozens dead in a restive eastern province, officials said on Thursday, as negotiators from both sidespushedahead withpeace talksin Qatar.Overnight clashes erupted in three districts of Nangarhar province when Taliban fighters attacked several checkpoints of Afghan forces and pro-government militiamen, Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar governor told AFP.He said at least 11 Afghan security personnel were killed in fighting in Hesarak, while eight pro-government militiamen were killed in Khogyani.Khogyani said about 30 Taliban fi…

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