According to officials, the Taliban insurgents killed six police officers and wounded eight others in an ambush attack in the northern Baghlan and Takhar provinces on Wednesday night.

Khanzada Mazlomyar, the district governor of Baghlan-e-Markazi, confirmed the death of six police officers in the hands of Taliban militants on Wednesday night in Baghlan-Kunduz highway.

“Afghan forces were on their way to Baghlan-e-Markazi when they came under attack, as a result of which six policemen died, and least seven security personnel were wounded in the incident,” Mazlomyar added.

Reports say that two civilians were killed and three others injured during the clash between the two sides, but there is no report on the Taliban casualties as of now.

Meanwhile, the Taliban militants stormed a security post in Baharak district of Takhar province, killed two police officers and wounded another officer.

Taliban insurgents’ back-to-back attacks on the Afghan security forces occur as their leadership continues negotiations with the US representatives in Doha on the Afghan peace deal.

Afghan mainstream politicians and leaders describe Taliban “hypocrites” for not being faithful to their commitment to reducing violence as they are fast approach with the US on a peace agreement.

The Taliban militant group are yet to comment about the incidents that took the lives of six police officers and innocent civilians in northern Afghanistan.

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  • Nizam Rezahi is an editor and content writer to The Khaama Press News Agency.