Kabul - At least 20 people including a district governor and security forces have been killed in two separate attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, officials confirmed Thursday.
A large number of armed Taliban attacked Khwaja Omari district centre in the province early Thursday morning, a member of the provincial council, Ghulam Sakhi Amar, told dpa.
"Unfortunately, 14 people including the district governor were killed and five others were injured," Amar added.
Security forces and civilian staff members are among the victims, according to Amar.
Taliban torched the district governor's office building after removing weapons and other equipment they could carry, Amar said.