Taliban infighting in Nangarhar
Photo: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

Taliban attacks leave 12 dead in three provinces

As many as 12 people, including four civilians, were killed and 13 others were wounded as a result of the Taliban attacks in Ghazni, Ghor, and Urozgan provinces, local sources confirmed.

Three security forces and members of People Uprising Force – a pro-government militia – were killed and two others wounded as the result of Taliban attacks on security checkpoints in Ab Band district of the southern Ghazni province.

Wahidullah Jumazada, spokesperson for Ghazni governor, said the Taliban launched their attacks on Monday, June 07, in Sarfaraz Qala and Anten areas of the district.

He claimed that 14 Taliban militants were killed and seven others wounded while fighting against security forces.

The Taliban, however, claimed that they have taken control of the district’s police headquarter.

On the same day, a policeman and four civilians were killed and four others, including three civilians, were wounded in Lal wa Sarjangal district of the central Ghor province, a local source reported.

A security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Taliban launched their attacks on Monday evening, June 07, in Kham Shour area of Sarjangal district.

The Taliban have recently intensified their attacks in parts of the province where the militant group has overrun a district on Monday, June 07.

The militants have forced all telecommunication networks in the area to stop operating, except the state-run Salaam network in recent days.

In a separate attack by the Taliban in Chora district of the southern Urozgan province, four security forces were killed and seven others were wounded, local officials confirmed.

Mohammad Omar Sherzad, Urozgan governor said the Taliban launched their attacks on Sunday evening, June 06.

According to the governor, 15-20 Taliban militants were also wounded as the result of clashes between the two sides.