Nearly 20 soldiers died in Afghanistan as a result of Taliban attacks
KABUL, (BM) – Nearly 20 security forces died in Afghanistan as a result of an attack by militants of the radical Taliban movement, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the Afghan Ministry of Defense statement.
According to the military, one of the attacks occurred in the province of Zabul in the south of the country. On Monday, militants attacked an army checkpoint and killed six soldiers. In the ensuing shootout, several attackers were eliminated.
Channel 1TV, citing local authorities, reports the deaths of 13 police officers in the northwestern province of Tahar. They were the victims of a Taliban attack, also committed on Monday night.
Another six law enforcement officers were injured.
The confrontation between government forces and militants of the Taliban radical movement in Afghanistan continues despite efforts to launch the peace process.
At the end of February, at a ceremony in Qatar, the United States and the Taliban signed the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the start of an inter-Afghan dialogue in March after a prisoner exchange deal.
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