Two security forces killed in Nawur

Two security forces were killed and five others were wounded after a Humvee hit a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban in Nawur district of Ghazni province, a local source confirmed.

Sayed Hossein Monawari, police chief in Nawur, told Kabul Now the incident took place on Friday, June 18, in Qarnala area of the district.

The wounded victims were taken to Jaghori district hospital for treatment, he added.

According to him, in the last few days, the security forces cleaned 19 mines in Qarnala, Khawat, and Karizak areas of Nawur district.

Over the last week, the several attacks of the Taliban in Khawat were repulsed by security forces during which five militants were killed, according to the district police chief.

The Taliban have not commented on the incident so far.

Officials in Nawur district had previously warned of Taliban attack on the district. On May 20, Tahir Zahedi, the district governor, told Kabul Now that the Taliban had started planting roadside bombs in the district.

Nawur is the largest district in Ghazni province mostly populated by the Hazaras. The Taliban militants control swathes of territory including Jaghato and Deh Yak districts in Ghazni.