Afghan officials confirmed that at least nine security forces were killed and seven more were wounded during the Taliban’s attacks in two northern provinces of the country on Friday night.
The Shahin 209 Corps in a statement said that the Taliban militants stormed “Lab-e Nahr” outpost in Chamtal district of Balkh province late last night.
According to the statement, seven security forces were killed and four others were wounded in the attack.
The statement added that Mawlavi Bilal, the deputy of the group’s shadow district governor for Charbolak district was killed along with four of his men and six of them were wounded in the clashes.
In the meantime, the Police spokesman of Baghlan province, Ahmad Jawid Besharat also said that Taliban launched attacks from different fronts on the Chakari base on Pul-e Khomri-Samangan highway last night.
According to Besharat, the Taliban attacks were thwarted by security forces and at least four Taliban insurgents including a key commander were killed and three more were wounded in the clashes.
He added that at least two security forces were killed and three more were wounded in the attacks.
This comes as the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is now in Doha and has recently met with Taliban leaders for the peace talks and reduction of violence in the country.