At least 15 security forces have been killed in the north of the country in the past 24 hours by Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, including seven Afghan soldiers killed in the insurgents’ attack on a checkpoint in Badghis province last night, security sources told Tolo News -Chain.
The same sources have reported that the insurgents also suffered unspecified casualties in the fighting that ended with the victory of the Taliban, who now run the checkpoint.
Taliban spokesman Zabiulá Mujahid confirmed the incidents on his Twitter and reported ten Afghans killed and eight injured.
On the other hand, at least eight members of the security forces, including police chiefs from two districts in Baghlan province, died in another attack in Julga city last night, also on condition of anonymity, according to security authorities.
The attack began after midnight and, according to the same sources, has continued until today, Saturday morning.
Afghanistan has plunged into an increase in violence despite the peace talks between the government and the Taliban that began in the Qatari capital Doha in September and the withdrawal of international troops from the country.
In this context, the Taliban have made territorial gains in recent months, raising concerns about the possible inadequate capacity of the Afghan security forces to use to their advantage in peace negotiations.