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27 Afghans Killed, Including 16 Taliban Fighters, 8 Soldiers, and 3 Civilians

May 14, 2019

Multiple Blasts In Eastern Afghanistan Kill At Least Three, file, May 13, 2019  


16 Taliban Fighters Killed, 21 Injured by Afghan Forces

ANI 14 May 2019, 18:18 GMT+10

Farah [Afghanistan] --

At least 16 Taliban fighters were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in Farah province on Tuesday.

A soldier also died in the operation that was launched after the Taliban attacked security check posts in the district.

At least 21 other Taliban militants were wounded in the operation, Afghanistan Army officials told Tolo News.

The army also said that two land mines were defused in the area.

However, the Taliban has refuted the army's claims. (ANI)

Multiple Blasts In Eastern Afghanistan Kill At Least Three

May 13, 2019

Afghan officials say at least three people have been killed and some 20 others wounded in a series of blasts in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the explosions hit a crowded market square in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, late on May 13.

Khogyani said there were at least three explosions in the area, while local media quoted eyewitnesses as saying they heard four blasts.

"The nature of the explosions is not clear, but it could be [improvised explosive devices]," Khogyani said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Both the Taliban and Islamic State extremist groups are active in Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.

President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a cease-fire to begin on the first day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which began on May 6. But the militant group refused.

Taliban Fighters Storm Afghan Security Checkpoints, Killing Eight

Gandhara, May 07, 2019

Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northeastern Takhar Province, killing eight members of the security forces, a local official said.

Provincial council chief Wafiullah Rahmani on May 7 said three soldiers and five police officers were killed in the May 6 attack in Khwaja Bahaudin district.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Takhar's Provincial council chief Wafiullah Rahmani.

The militants launch near-daily attacks on Afghan security forces, even as peace efforts have been gaining momentum to put an end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.

In a separate development, Dadullah Qaneh, a councilman in the western Farah Province, said coalition forces on May 5 launched air strikes against Taliban-run heroin labs, killing 15 people.

Qaneh said the victims were laborers, but Mohibullah Mohib, the provincial police chief's spokesman, said those killed in the Bakwa district air strikes were all members of the Taliban.


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