At least 11 safety personnel have been killed Monday in an assault claimed by the Taliban on a rural workplace of Afghanistan’s intelligence company, officers mentioned.
The insurgents mentioned a suicide bomber detonated a tool inside a automobile close to the National Directorate of Security (NDS) whereas gunmen rushed in the constructing in Aybak metropolis within the north of the nation.
Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, governor of Samangan province, advised AFP 11 folks have been killed and 63 others, largely civilians, have been wounded within the explosion and gunfire.
The assault, which lasted for practically 4 hours, ended after safety forces shot useless three armed males, the governor’s spokesman Sediq Azizi mentioned.
“It was a huge explosion that broke all our windows,” mentioned witness Haseeb, who solely gave one title, a authorities worker who works close to the NDS compound.
“Many people have been wounded by flying pieces of glass.”
President Ashraf Ghani condemned the “terrorist attack” and urged the Taliban to surrender violence because the insurgents and authorities put together to have interaction in peace talks.
“Resorting to violence and killing of the people to gain concessions in talks is the worst approach the Taliban has taken,” Ghani mentioned in a press release issued by his workplace.
In latest months, the Taliban have carried out near-daily assaults towards Afghan forces regardless of agreeing to talks with Kabul geared toward ending the lengthy battle.
In two separate assaults on Sunday blamed on the Taliban, no less than 19 safety personnel have been killed, officers mentioned.
A gaggle of 12 troopers and police have been killed in a seven-hour battle with Taliban fighters who attacked their outpost within the northern province of Kunduz, Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, the provincial council chief mentioned.
Taliban forces have usually attacked safety forces within the northern province, typically making an attempt to enter Kunduz metropolis, which has briefly fallen twice to the militants lately.
In the second assault late Sunday in northeastern Badakhshan, seven policemen have been killed in combating with Taliban fighters, Nik Mohammad, spokesman to the governor mentioned.
The Taliban claimed each assaults in Kunduz and Badakhshan.
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