Taliban Fighters Storm Afghan Provincial Capital

KABUL—Taliban fighters stormed a provincial capital in eastern Afghanistan early Friday, setting fire to government offices and laying siege to the police headquarters, local officials and residents said, as insurgents sought to put pressure on the Afghan government ahead of an expected cease-fire later this month.

Heavy fighting was continuing after daybreak in Ghazni, capital of the province of the same name, and the Afghan military was deploying additional forces in a bid to prevent crucial landmarks in the city from falling…

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