Reports from northern Kunduz province indicate that Taliban group attacked security checkpoints in Dasht-e Archi district Wednesday night, killing 36 soldiers of the country.



Reports from northern Kunduz province indicate that Taliban group attacked security checkpoints in Dasht-e Archi district Wednesday night, killing 36 soldiers of the country.
According to local officials, Taliban attacked checkpoints about 10:00 pm (local time) on Wednesday, killing 36 ANSF.
The Dasht-e Archi district chief Bahruddin told the media outlets that clashes underway between the security forces and Taliban fighters.
According to him, Taliban killed the commander of Pal Momen checkpoint along with all of the soldiers under his command in Dasht-e Archi district.

Meanwhile, confirming the incident, M. Yusuf Ayubi, the chairman of the provincial council said: “last night, Taliban attacked several security checkpoints in Dasht-e Archi, as a result several security checkpoints fell to Taliban”.
Mr Ayubi further said that Taliban fighters and ANSF suffered casualties but the exact figure is not clear yet.

However, the 209 Shaheen corps Hanif Rezayee said the security forces have taken back the security checkpoints after they fell to Taliban.
According to him, 6 Taliban fighters killed and several others wounded in clashes.


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