At least five Afghan police officers died that Sunday and seven were injured after a Taliban attack, according to the authorities in Kapisa province in the north-east of the country, which coincided with the start of peace talks between the Taliban government and the insurgent group in Doha this Saturday , Qatar.
Kapisa police spokesman Shayeq Shoresh has reported that the attack took place in Dagab district, blaming the Taliban, who have so far not taken responsibility for what happened on Afghan TV station ‘Tolo News’.
The attack came hours after Kabul authorities and the Taliban began historic peace talks that are expected to end more than two decades of conflict in the country.
Negotiations stalled after the United States and the Taliban agreed to reduce the US military contingent in Afghanistan, mainly due to the delay in fulfilling one of their clauses related to the exchange of prisoners between the armed forces. Governments and the armed group.