Local sources in Badakhshan said, three Afghan National Army members were shot and killed by the Taliban militants on the first day of Ramadan in the Zibak district of the province.

Nik Mohammad Nazari, spokesman for the governor of Badakhshan told the media that the incident happened on Tuesday morning in “Tizab” village of Zibak district.

According to Nazari, the killed soldiers had come to Badakhshan from Paktia and Kandahar provinces to spend their holidays with their family members.

Taliban reportedly captured the ANA soldiers on their way to Warduj district, before getting shot, two of the killed soldiers were cousins.

This comes as 10 ANA soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in a Taliban attack in northern Balkh province on Monday night.

Local sources told the media that the incident occurred when militants attacked an outpost in Sar Asyab village of the “Chimtal district” of Balkh province.

Reports indicate that further five security force members were abducted and taken hostage by the insurgents.

Local officials have not yet commented on the attack, but the Taliban have claimed responsibility for killing 10 soldiers in the northern Balkh province.

This comes despite peace efforts, bloodshed in the month of Ramadan is against the values of humanity.


  • The Khaama Press News Agency is the leading and largest English news service for Afghanistan with over 3 million hits a month. Independent authors/columnists and experts are welcome to contribute stories, opinions and editorials. Send stories to [email protected]