Taliban fighters killed as many as seven Afghan commandos in an hours-long assault on a military outpost, a lawmaker and the defence ministry stated Wednesday.
The assault comes as Kabul authorities accuse the insurgents of stepping up assaults towards safety forces in latest weeks, after violence dropped throughout a lot of the nation following a three-day ceasefire introduced in May.
The Taliban raided the military outpost situated in northwest Badhis province late Tuesday.
Badghis lawmaker Ziauddin Akazi stated the insurgents attacked the Bala Murghab district outpost, triggering fierce combating that lasted for about 4 hours.
“Most of those killed were members of commando and special forces,” Akazi stated.
He stated the assault got here when a gaggle of commandos and particular forces travelled to the outpost from their base close by.
The ministry of defence stated seven safety personnel have been killed and 5 have been wounded within the assault.
It stated safety forces later repelled the Taliban assault.
The Taliban haven’t commented.
In a separate incident within the northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday night, a roadside bomb ripped by a rickshaw and killed six civilians, the inside ministry stated.
Interior ministry spokesman Tareq Arian stated the Taliban had positioned the bomb on the street.
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