Taliban kill 29 Afghan security personnel in recent attacks

Taliban kill 29 Afghan security personnel in recent attacks

KABUL: The Taliban have killed at least 29 Afghan security forces personnel in their latest attacks following recent airstrikes by the Afghan government.

The increase in attacks indicates a deadlock in the ongoing talks between the US and the Taliban in Doha.

In this regard, the Afghan Defense Ministry said that government forces had killed 51 Taliban fighters in the weekend attacks.

However, the Taliban responded to the attack and targeted security checkpoints in the northern province of Kunduz, a security official said on condition of anonymity that 15 Afghan soldiers were killed.

The Taliban also attacked the capital of Baghlan province on Monday night this week, killing 14 policemen.

In addition, the head of the provincial council confirmed the killings.

Provincial police spokesman Ahmad Javed Basharat said the multi-faceted attacks were carried out Tuesday morning in the Khwaja Ulwan district of Baghlan.

"The Taliban attacked the police checkpoint from different directions and the clash continued for several hours, killing 10 policemen and killing Taliban fighters," he said.

"The Taliban also attacked other troops sent to the checkpoint," he said.

The Taliban, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for both attacks.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the militant group, claimed 35 Afghan security forces personnel were killed in the attack in Kunduz and 17 in Baghlan.

Sources with information about the ongoing talks in Doha say that the Taliban have agreed to stop attacks against US forces and 'reduce' attacks on the interests of the Afghan government, but clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces increased. Is.

There was also a clash between Afghan forces and the Taliban when security personnel tried to infiltrate a US military plane destroyed in Central Afghanistan.

Later, the US military had access to the location from which they recovered the remains of two personnel and the flight data recorder.


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