70 Afghan soldiers killed and injured in deadly attacks in Afghanistan

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70 Afghan soldiers killed and injured in deadly attacks in Afghanistan

KABUL - 70 Afghan soldiers killed and injured in deadly attacks in Afghanistan.

At least 21 security force members were killed in twelve provinces--and 49 others were wounded--since the start of the reduction in violence plan that began on February 22, according to Afghan government numbers.

According to the Ministry of Interior, on Friday, the seventh and last day of the reduction in violence period, Taliban insurgents launched attacks on three Afghan forces checkpoints in Kapisa, Laghman and Badakhshan provinces, which resulted in the killing of at least one member of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and the wounding of three others.

Also, in the northern province of Badakhshan, a local commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) was wounded as a result of a roadside mine explosion in Baharak district. But there are no reports about what group planted the bomb.

Saydabad district of Maidan Wardak province, one of the least secure areas, has been peaceful since the reduction in violence plan began. People in the district say that the past week has brought new hopes for them.

According to the residents, except for the center of Saydabad district, the district is controlled by the Taliban.

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