Over 81 Afghan soldiers killed and wounded in fierce attacks by Taliban in Afghanistan
*At least 64 members of the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) members and 120 civilians have been killed in the clashes in the last ten days across the country, sources said.*
According to the sources, at least 27 members of security forces and 114 civilians were also wounded in the clashes during the same period.
Reports indicate that clashes between security forces and the Taliban militants are underway in more than 20 provinces.
In a recent incident, the insurgents attack a military base in eastern Logar province on Friday.
Footage shared on social media shows that several mortars fired by the Taliban hit a base located between the Dawlat Shah and Alishing district of the province.
Sources, however, told Ariana News that the Afghan forces have launched a clearance operation in the Alishing district of Logar.
Meanwhile, the New York Times (NYT) reported that at least four districts and dozens of military outposts and bases have been fallen to the Taliban since the beginning of foreign troopsک withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 1.
According to the report, at least 26 outposts and bases in just 4 provinces — Laghman, Baghlan, Wardak, and Ghazni provinces – have surrendered to the Taliban, through “negotiated surrenders tactic”, according to village elders and government officials.
The report indicates that negotiated Afghan troop surrenders tactic has removed hundreds of government forces from the battlefield, secured strategic territory, and reaped weapons, ammunition, and vehicles for the Taliban — often without firing a shot.