Monday, 10 September 2018

57 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attacks

57 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attacks
''Meanwhile, Taliban militants seized control of several military bases and police checkpoints in the northern city of Sar-e-Pul, capital of the province of the same name. At least 17 soldiers were killed in the attacks, which started shortly after midnight, provincial council member Asif Sadiqi said.
A number of security personnel were taken hostage by the Taliban, while others fled to other bases in Sar-e-Pul's city centre, another provincial council member, Reza Alimzada, said.
Afghan security forces also suffered heavy causalities in northern Kunduz as Taliban attacked police checkpoints in Dasht-e-Archi district. The clashes left 16 security forces dead, provincial council member Safiullah Amiri said.''

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