Afghan forces killed in first ‘Taliban attack’ since ceasefire end

AFP

28th May, 2020 05:21:18 printer

Afghan forces killed in first ‘Taliban attack’ since ceasefire end

Seven Afghan forces were killed Thursday in an attack officials blamed on the Taliban, the first deadly assault since a three-day ceasefire ended.

The militants attacked a checkpoint in Parwan, north of the capital, said Waheeda Shahkar, spokeswoman to the provincial governor.

“The Taliban have also suffered casualties,” Shahkar added.

District police chief Hussain Shah said Taliban fighters set fire to the checkpoint, killing five security force personnel. Two more were shot dead.


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