Seven policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Taliban radical militants attacked a military base in the Afghan province of Baghlan in the north-east of the country, seven policemen were killed and five were injured, Tolo News reported citing a source in the security services.

Seven policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The attack occurred in the administrative center of the province – the city of Puli-Khumri. According to a TV channel source, the Taliban also suffered losses.

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.

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.

*-Terrorist organization banned in Russia


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