57 Afghan soldiers killed and injured in deadly attacks by Afghan Taliban

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57 Afghan soldiers killed and injured in deadly attacks by Afghan Taliban

At least 32 security force members, including public uprising forces, were killed and 25 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in several parts of the country on Wednesday night, local officials said on Thursday.

In eastern Nangarhar province, at least 20 Afghan security forces, including public uprising forces, were killed and 15 were wounded in Taliban attacks in the districts of Hisarak, Khogyani and Shirzad, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

The Taliban attacked security checkpoints and clashed with security forces, said Khogyani, adding: “Around 29 Taliban, including a local commander, were killed and 25 others were wounded.”

In western Herat province, At least six security force members were killed in a Taliban car bomb at a security checkpoint in Herat's Shindand district on Wednesday night, local officials said.

Other sources said that more than 10 security force members were killed in the blast and several others were wounded.

Syed Wahid Qatali, provincial governor, said that "at least 53 Taliban were killed" in the attack on the security checkpoint in the district and the Taliban attack “was pushed back.”

In the western province of Badghis, at least three security forces were killed and eight others were wounded after the Taliban attacked a security checkpoint in Qadis district, said Mohammad Haidari Sharifi, district governor.

He said that his office had been damaged in the Taliban attack and also “two Taliban were killed and three others were wounded.”

Source: TOLO News link