Afghan official says insurgents kill 11 soldiers
At least 11 soldiers were killed when their checkpoint came under an attack by Insurgents in western Afghanistan, a provincial official said Saturday.
Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the Farah provincial governor, said four other soldiers were wounded in the gun battle in Bala Buluk district. Mehri said a “large number” of insurgents launched an attack late Friday night.
The Taliban have not claimed responsibility but Mehri blamed the group, which has recently stepped up assaults against Afghan security forces.