Over 30 Members from Afghan Security Forces and Militia Gets Killed By Taliban Forces

Early on Thursday, Taliban forces carried out a chain of attacks across security checkpoints in four Afghan provinces, which killed around 32 members of the security forces and pro-government militias.
Both warring parties in Afghanistan’s 17-year long war have continued assaults even in winter, with the Taliban imposing a heavy toll on government forces, the U.S. military and their government allies.
Some Taliban field commanders were killed during air strikes.
During the same period, provisional peace efforts have been ongoing with U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad convening three rounds of discussions with the Taliban, even though the rebels backed out from the fourth round of talks.
The latest Taliban assault took placed in the northern provinces of Kunduz, Baghlan, Takhar, and in the western province of Badghis.
Ahmad Fahim Qarluq, the chief of the Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz, stated a big number of Taliban forces attacked the security checkpoints during the early hours, which killed 10 soldiers and police and 11 were wounded. Ahmad stated in the fight with the Taliban forces 25 Taliban fighters were killed.
In adjoining Baghlan and Takhar provinces, 16 members belonging to pro-government militias were assassinated in the assaults on the outposts. At the end of the Taliban, heavy casualties were reported.
Jamshid Shahabi, the spokesman for the governor, stated six members belonging to the security forces were killed and during the clashes, 10 were wounded.
A Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed accountability for the assaults, and in a statement asserted that the militants had killed dozens of members belonging to the security forces and seized
a large number of ammunition.

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