Five Afghan security forces personnel were killed and seven more injured in an attack by Taliban militants in Kunduz province in the north-east of the country, Tolo News reported.
According to a source in the security forces, the attack occurred in one of the districts of the city of the same name Kunduz on Tuesday evening. The militants attacked the checkpoints and, according to the source, “stole two army Humvee SUVs”.
“The clashes continued early Wednesday morning”, – the source added. No casualties were reported among the attackers.
In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and the 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 (IS)* terrorist group has intensified in the country. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are conducting joint counter-terrorism operations across the country.
At the end of February, at a ceremony in Qatar, the United States and the Taliban signed the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the start of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the prisoner exchange deal.
*-A banned terrorist group in Russia.Russia and EU intend to ensure full implementation of nuclear deal with Iran, Lavrov says actions of the West are illegal