The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces suffered heavy casualties in a Taliban attack in North-western Badghis province of Afghanistan.

The security sources said the Taliban militants attacked the security posts of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Bala Murghab district late on Tuesday night.

The sources further added that 10 security personnel including 7 soldiers of the Afghan Special Forces and 3 policemen lost their lives in the attack.

At least 5 security personnel also sustained injuries during the attack, the security sources added.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

This comes as efforts are underway to find a negotiated political settlement to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

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