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    Many Afghan soldiers were allegedly died during the battles in Uruzgan province and around 41 additional soldiers have been allegedly captured by Taliban and they surrendered their weapons, however the ministry of defense has not confirmed these reports yet.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Afghan army is engaging in fierce battles with Taliban fighters in Uruzgan province, after the militants attacked key areas there, Dawlat Waziri, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, said on Tuesday.

    "Problems exist, there are attacks by the enemy, but our forces are continuing their mission over there [Uruzgan],"Waziri said, as quoted by the Tolo news.

    Many Afghan soldiers have allegedly died during the battles and around 41 additional soldiers have been allegedly captured by Taliban and they surrendered their weapons, however the ministry of defense has not confirmed these reports yet.

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency, while other extremist groups, such as Daesh, outlawed in many countries including the United States and Russia, have also expanded their activities both in the country and in the neighboring states.

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