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At least 17 Taliban killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan

June 30, 2020

At least 17 Taliban were killed in an attack on security posts in Parwan province in eastern Afghanistan on Monday evening, local authorities reported.

According to provincial police chief Harun Mobariz, the Taliban attacked security guards in the Koh-e-Safi district around 11:00 p.m., and the fighting continued until Tuesday’s early hours.

“More than 200 Taliban attacked the district’s government forces and 17 Taliban were killed without injuring a member of the security forces during the attack,” Tolo said. “The situation is under the control of the security forces and the Taliban have fled the area,” said the police officer.

At least 17 Taliban killed in an attack in eastern AfghanistanAt least 17 Taliban killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan

The governor’s spokesman, Wahida Shahkar, told Xinhua that the militants were killed in the shelling fired at by militiamen in the attack on Afghan aviation. According to the spokesman, Mohamad Nabi, a Taliban commander, is one of the deceased.

At the moment, the Taliban have not spoken about these events that are part of a peace process between the insurgent group and the Afghan government following the peace agreement reached with the United States last February.