Afghanistan: Taliban attack on convoy kills 10

4th Nov 2019
Afghanistan: Taliban attack on convoy kills 10

By Shadi Khan Saif

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): At least 10 people were killed when Taliban terrorists attacked a security convoy in northern Afghanistan, an official confirmed on Sunday.

The ambush took place in Nusai district of the remote northern province of Badakhshan bordering Tajikistan, police spokesman Sanaullah Ruhani told Anadolu Agency.

He confirmed five security forces were killed and seven others injured in an exchange of fire.

Also, five Taliban insurgents were killed and six others injured, he added.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Nine children have been killed by a roadside bomb near their school in the north-eastern Takhar province on November 2.

Sayed Mehraj Sadat, provincial police chief, said the victims of Saturday’s attack were between 10 and 15 years old. He said the bomb’s intended target was most likely Afghan security forces, who often use the road.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, a watchdog, reported a 5% surge in casualties of the Afghan security forces from June through August compared with the same period last year.

[Map of Afghanistan by By Tooby/Public-Domain]

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