At least four members of the Afghan security forces and 15 Taliban members were killed in clashes in two locations in Kunduz province, reported TOLOnews
At least four members of the Afghan security forces and 15 Taliban members were killed in clashes in two locations in Kunduz province, reported TOLOnews. The province saw heavy fighting in recent months between the security forces and Taliban insurgents.
Security outposts in Dasht-e-Archi and Bagh-e-Sherkat of the provincial center were attacked from several sides, said the Afghan Ministry of Defense. The attacks were pushed back, the ministry added.
The statement by the ministry said 12 Taliban were also wounded in the attack.
But sources in the security forces contested the official figure. The report said, citing sources, around 20 members of the Afghan National Police and seven of public uprising forces have been killed in the attacks.
The northern province is located at a strategically important location, connecting the northeastern part of the country to the northern part.
The route, also crucial for mining operations, comes under constant attacks by the insurgent group. Also, recently, the Taliban had run over an army base in the province but was later retaken by the special Afghan forces in an operation.
Many provincial lawmakers also warned the provincial centre risks a run over by the insurgent group.