SHEBERGHAN/HERAT: Seven security personnel were killed and nine more wounded in separate attacks of Taliban in Sare Pul and Badghis provinces.
Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in Qadis district, Badghis governor’s spokesman Jamshed Shahabi told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).
Four police personnel were killed and five more sustained injuries in the gunfight, he said.
Similarly, he added that six Taliban fighters were killed and five more wounded in the clash.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi said four security personnel including head of anti-crime branch were killed and six more cops including a commander Gulab were injured in the gunfight.
He, however, did not say anything about casualties to Taliban in the clash.
Separately, Sare Pul provincial assembly deputy chairman Syed Asadullah Danish told AIP that Taliban attacked a police checkpoint on in Lodin area located on the highway between Sare Pul and Jawzjan province.
Three police personnel were killed and four more wounded in the gunfight, he said. The Taliban set the checkpoint on fire, he said. They took away all the weapons and gadgets, he added. Security officials in Sare Pul and Taliban have not said anything in this regard so far.