Afghan se­cu­rity forces killed in Tal­iban raids: Of­fi­cials

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Kabul, Afghanistan - Dozens of Afghan po­lice and soldiers have been killed in a wave of Tal­iban at­tacks on check­points in Afghanistan, of­fi­cials said, as in­sur­gents step up as­saults on the be­lea­guered se­cu­rity forces.

The raids in the south­ern prov­ince of Kandahar and the west­ern prov­ince of Farah on Mon­day night came hours af­ter a sui­cide at­tacker rammed an ex­plo­sives-laden ve­hi­cle into a US mil­i­tary con­voy, wound­ing four soldiers.

The Tal­iban is­sued state­ments on their so­cial me­dia ac­counts claim­ing the at­tacks.

“I can con­firm that last night the Tal­iban launched a wave of at­tacks on po­lice check­points in Mai­wand and Zhari districts and we lost 22 brave po­lice­men,” Kandahar gov­er­nor spokesman Qu­drat Khush­bakht said. He added that 45 mil­i­tants were killed dur­ing the fight­ing.

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