13 Policemen Killed In Two Taliban Attacks In Balkh

At least six policemen were killed and one was wounded in a Taliban attack in Balkh’s Chahar Bolak district on Monday night.

Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor said the attack took place in Peyazkar village’s police checkpoint. “The clashes continued for more than three hours,” Farhad said.

He added that the Taliban had also suffered casualties but did not say how many.

Meanwhile, another attack at Baba Yusuf village in Balkh district killed at least seven soldiers, including the commander of the security checkpoint. The Taliban also abducted six other soldiers.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the attacks.

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