Ministry of Defense stated on Sunday that at least seven Taliban militants were killed in an air raid in southern Kandahar province.

According to MoD in the past 24 hours of air force operations, seven Taliban were killed and three others were wounded in a series of airstrikes in the Mianshin district of Kandahar.

Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

This comes as local sources in Balkh reported that 12 Afghan policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on a security outpost.

According to the sources the incident took place on Saturday night in the area of Turkmeni Township of Nahr-e-Shahi district.

It is said that four of the security forces in the outpost are also wounded during the attack.

Taliban’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid have confirmed the incident in a tweet that the Taliban have attacked a security checkpoint in Balkh killing 12 of the government security member.

According to him, 12 security forces were killed and one security member is injured.

Security officials have not yet commented on the incident.

In a similar warring incident, 209th Shaheen corps said that 9 Taliban fighters were killed including the group’s sniper known as Mujahid, and five others were wounded in Boz Tapa and Ghor Tapa areas of Chahar Bolak district in Balkh province.

Despite peace talks in Doha, Qatar both government and Taliban claim inflicting heavy casualties on each in various parts of the country.


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