As many as eight security force of Aynak Copper mine were killed at around 03:00 AM on Wednesday, April 22, in Logar province after their checkpoint came under an attack by the Taliban, said the Afghan ministry of interior.
Qadir Mutfi, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum also confirmed that eight security guards of Aynak Copper mine were killed in an attack by the Taliban.
Local officials say that eleven Afghan security forces were
killed in Sancharak and Sozma Qala districts of the northern Sar-e-Pul province
after clashes erupted between the Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces.
Zabihullah Amani, spokesperson for Sar-e-Pul governor, confirmed to Kabul Now that eleven security forces were killed in clashes erupted between the Taliban and the Afghan security forces late on Tuesday night. He said that 19 other Afghan security forces were wounded.
Mr. Amani underlined that the Taliban have also suffered
The Taliban have confirmed that their fighters were behind
Sar-e-Pul attack but they have not taken responsibility for Logar attack.
The insurgent group have ramped up their attacks in last
couple of weeks. On Tuesday, April 21, over 30 Afghan security forces were killed
in multiple attacks launched by the Taliban militants in different parts of the