At least 21 people, including four members of the Afghan security forces, were killed in a Taliban offensive in Shuhada and Jash districts in northern Badakhshan province.
The offensive was repulsed by the security forces, a provincial government spokesman Nik Mohammad Nazari said in statements from Xinhua News Agency.
“The Taliban rebels launched major attacks in Shuhada Jash districts at 1:00 am (Saturday, 10:30 pm, Spanish time in mainland Spain) in the districts of Shuhada Jash, but they were The insurgents have withdrawn and left 17 bodies behind, “Nazari pointed out.
Among those killed are ten militiamen killed in Shuhada and seven others in Jash. Four police officers were killed in the fighting. There are also six police officers and ten other wounded militiamen.