Afghan men stand over dead bodies at the site of an attack by Taliban militants on a government compound in the Khwaja Omari district in the southeastern province of Ghazni on April 12, 2018. / AFP / ZAKERIA HASHIMI
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Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said.Six police also died and nine intelligence officers were wounded in the attack on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in the southeastern province of Ghazni, provincial governor spokesman Aref Noori told AFP. Afghan officials often give conflicting casualty figures immediately after an attack.The attack was one of the deadliest by the Taliban in several weeks and comes as the militants prepare to launch their annual spring offensive, which marks the beginning of the traditional fighting season.
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