LAHORE - In Afghanistan, fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left 19 Afghan security personnel including eight pro-government militiamen killed in Nangarhar province, as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar. A spokesman for the Nangarhar governor Ataullah Khogyani told reporters that overnight clashes erupted in three districts of the province when Taliban fighters attacked several checkpoints of Afghan forces and pro-government militiamen.