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On Tuesday night, the Taliban attacked a joint security base in the northern province of Kunduz, Afghanistan. The direct attack killed as many as 15 security personnel; injured several others.

 

The overnight assault wounded eight soldiers, four local police, and four others were captured by the Taliban fighters.

A credible source from the Afghan security force said that the fierce attack took place in Dasht-e-Archi district at midnight and continued till Wednesday morning. The district governor Saduddin Sayyed stated the coordinated strike was launched from several directions towards the checkpoint.

 

The Taliban seized all the weapons and had taken control over the checkpoints.

 

This was the second attack after Monday, by the armed group. The Monday attack took place in the Baghlan province, where 11 police were killed, and 6 others were injured.

 

The stretch of Kunduz is among the most unstable areas in Afghanistan. The Taliban maintain a constant presence and carry out frequent attacks in this region.

 

These recent attacks took place while the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad was in Brussels updating NATO officials about United States-Taliban talks.

 

Amid the talks of US-Taliban, the violence rose considerably in Afghanistan. The official death toll of innocent civilians has also gone up. Both the West-backed government and the Taliban are to be blamed for this.

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