9 soldiers, police killed in Taliban ambush in N. Afghanistan
Published: 01:09 PM, 21 September 2020
Six Afghan army soldiers and three police officers were killed in a Taliban ambush at northern Takhar province in Afghanistan on Sunday night, a provincial government spokesman confirmed on Monday, saying, “Four security force members wounded in the incident.”
“Militants initially attacked a security checkpoint in Nawabad locality of Dasht-i-Qala district at midnight. They also laid an ambush against a responding security forces’ motorcade, triggering clashes along a road that left the above casualties,” spokesman Jawad Hejri told Xinhua.
However, no details were immediately available about clashes.
Several militants were also killed and wounded during the fighting, he said, adding, “Several security forces and militants were also killed and wounded during clashes in Nawabad last week.”
Violence lingers in the war-torn country even as peace talks between an Afghan government delegation and Taliban representatives are being held in Doha, capital of the Gulf state of Qatar.
More than 130 people have been killed and over 100 wounded across the mountainous country over the weekend.