65 Taliban killed militants in eastern Afghanistan
Published: 01:12 AM, 26 September 2020
At least 65 Taliban militants have been killed during an intense battle with Afghan security forces in eastern Afghanistan.
The fighting raged between the two sides despite ongoing peace talks late Wednesday after the Taliban stormed a military headquarters building in the Wazi Khwa district of Paktika province, AFP reported.
“The fighting lasted several hours and in a retaliatory attack by the Afghan forces, the Taliban suffered heavy casualties,” Paktika police spokesman Shah Mohammad Arian told AFP.
“In the clash, 65 Taliban fighters were killed and 35 others were wounded. Unfortunately, three police forces were martyred and six others wounded.”
Bakhtiar Gul Zadran, the head of Paktika provincial council, confirmed the information.
The violence came a day after the Taliban said they had killed 28 Afghan paramilitary policemen in Uruzgan in southern Afghanistan.