13 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attacks in Kunduz

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New Delhi (NVI): At least 13 Afghan forces including nine policemen and four soldiers were killed, while ten others were injured in Talian attacks in northern province of Kunduz in Afghanistan early this morning, reports TOLOnews.

The Taliban terrorists attacked security checkpoints in PD2 of Kunduz city and on the Kunduz-Ali Abad district highway, the news portal quoted the country’s security forces source as saying.

“The clashes started at 1:00 am and ended after three hours when security forces pushed back the insurgents,” one such source told the portal.

He said that the Taliban have also suffered casualties but there is no exact information yet. However, the Taliban have not yet commented on the attacks, TOLOnews reported.

Yesterday, the Afghan news website reported that Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has recorded 17 targeted and suicide attacks on worshippers, imams of mosques and worshippers over the last nine months in which 170 people have lost their lives.

The report covers data from October 17, 2019 to July 13, 2020. To recall, in one such dastardly attack in March, 27 Sikhs including women and small children were killed at a gurdwara in Kabul.

Just a week ago, 10 people were killed after Taliban militants clashed with security forces, following a car bomb blast at a government compound in northern Afghanistan. A dozen others were wounded in the attack as northern Afghanistan witnesses a surge in such attacks, adding to despair over the faltering Afghan peace process.

-RJV/ARK