The Taliban insurgents pose a photo as they stood armed in front of the camera. [Photo: Archive]

KAPISA, Afghanistan – At least five Afghan security forces killed after the Taliban militant raided a local security post in Tagab district of Kapisa late Saturday night, provincial authorities confirmed.  

Abdul Shaiq Shorish, spokesman for the local police, said the armed Taliban raided a security post in Tagab district of Kapisa province at around 9pm local time.

The battle between the Afghan forces and the Taliban continued until 3am Sunday morning, killing at least five Afghan security officers, including the head of the post.

Seven further security forces injured during the shootouts, according to the spokesman.

The arm battle did not inflict any casualty to the local residents, he added.

The Taliban did not immediately commented on the incident, while the officials said they were battered in the battlefield.

The attack came at a time Afghan government and the Taliban delegation met in Doha earlier that day to settle a peace agreement in Afghanistan.


  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.