Taliban kill 13 Afghan Soldiers in Country’s West
Taliban killed thirteen soldiers in gunfights that continued for three days in Western Badghis province. The gunfight started on Saturday in Bala Murghab district.
According to media sources, the gunfight started after the militants overran several army checkpoints. The militants carried out several airstrikes and also sent reinforcement. During the fight, 42 militants were killed and 15 troops were wounded in the fighting.
On Tuesday, sporadic clashes in remote areas of the province diminished the fight. The Taliban group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.
According to the Provincial governor’s spokesman, Jamshid Shahabi, many other soldiers were missing. He gave a higher casualty toll. He said, 20 soldiers were killed and 20 others remain missing.
– PTC NEWS