Taliban kills 10 Afghanistan security forces in separate assaults
In two separate incidents, the Taliban today killed at least 10 Afghan police and military officers, officials said. The first attack was in North Western Badghis province, where five officers were killed, including Abdul Hakim, the police commander of a reserve unit, while the second attack took place in northern Baghlan province, where they killed three army and two police officers. Here's more.
Taliban suffered too: 22 fighters killed, 16 wounded
In the Badghis province fight that took place in its capital Qala i Naw, the Sunni Islamic fundamentalist party also suffered blows. A spokesman for the Badghis Governor Jamshid Shahabi informed that around 22 Taliban fighters were killed and 16 others wounded.
In second attack, 20 Taliban were killed, injured
In the northern Baghlan province battle, the Taliban went against a joined army and police base, killing five officers of the security forces, said Gen. Ekramuddin Serih, the northern Baghlan provincial police chief. Four other members of the security forces were also wounded and at least 20 Taliban were killed and wounded in the attack, which took place in the Baghlani Markazi district.
No group has claimed responsibility, police blames Taliban
In a relief, however, Serih said, "The base is under the control of Afghan security forces now and reinforcements have also been sent in the district." Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility yet and the insurgents issued no statements on these attacks but both Shahabi and Serih blamed the Taliban, which has a strong presence in both provinces and often attacks Afghan security forces.