Nine soldiers were killed, another five people, including a child, were injured as a result of an attack by Taliban militants in the Afghan province of Balkh, Tolo News reported citing the police.
The Taliban attacked Sholgar County on Sunday night. According to police, three Taliban, including their commander, were killed.
In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and militants of the radical Taliban movement, which had previously captured a significant territory in rural areas of the country and launched an attack on large cities. Also, the influence of the Islamic State terrorist group* has intensified in the country. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conduct joint counter-terrorism operations across the country.
* – Terrorist organization banned in Russia.Pentagon decides to remove B-52 from base in the Pacific Ocean