Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 20/06/2018 19:42 
13.06.2018 16:58 News >> 18 Afghan Security Forces Killed İn Taliban Attack

18 Afghan Security Forces Killed İn Taliban Attack

Attack comes as government forces observe 2nd day of ceasefire announced by president.

Groups of the Taliban, including Central Asian militants, stormed check posts in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province bordering Tajikistan, killing at least 18 security personnel, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Mohammad Razaq, commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) in the province, informed Anadolu Agency the Taliban attacked the check posts in Jurm district at around 2.00 a.m. (0930 GMT Tuesday) and fighting continued for up to five hours.

He confirmed 18 security forces were killed and three wounded, while eight Tajik militants were killed by the security forces.

A Taliban spokesman, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, claimed responsibility for the attack in a series of tweets.

This comes as the Afghan forces are observing a second day of ceasefire in line with directives issued by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani last week in the hope to revive the stalled peace process.

The Taliban had responded with announcement of a similar ceasefire for three days of the Muslim holy festival of Eid.

Afghanistan is expected to celebrate Eid on June 15-17, depending on the lunar calendar. -



        Latest News
Ruling Party Lawmaker Shot Dead İn South Africa 17 minutes ago...
Manhunt has been launched for suspects linked to murder, police say.
Heroism Of Finsbury Park Welfare House İmam Praised 32 minutes ago...
Imam Mohammed Mahmoud protected terrorist from crowds after attack, preventing violence from spiraling out of control.
Brexit: Government Defeats Final Obstacle İn Parliament 32 minutes ago...
Senior pro EU Conservative accepts government’s concession to help defeat new amendment in House of Commons.
Update - Pakistan: English Daily's Circulation Being 'Disrupted' 32 minutes ago...
Dawn, country’s largest English newspaper, claims hawkers and sales agents being subjected to ‘continued harassment’
Rohingya Girls Fear Sexual Abuse İn Camps -13 minutes ago...
Lack of freedom of movement in Bangladesh camps for Rohingya girls biggest problem as they fear abduction, sexual abuse.

 
      Top News
Saudi-Led Coalition Pressures Rebels For Yemen Solution Saudi-Led Coalition Pressures Rebels For Yemen Solution
India: Man Beaten To Death Over Cow Slaughter Rumors India: Man Beaten To Death Over Cow Slaughter Rumors
Un: 68.5 Million People Uprooted Worldwide Un: 68.5 Million People Uprooted Worldwide
Turkish Agency Names 250 Wells After July 15 Martyrs Turkish Agency Names 250 Wells After July 15 Martyrs
Turkey To Continue Destroying PKK Strongholds İn Qandil Turkey To Continue Destroying PKK Strongholds İn Qandil
Anadolu Agency To Cover Poll Results İn 13 Languages Anadolu Agency To Cover Poll Results İn 13 Languages
Turkish Patrols İn Manbij Give Hope For Homecoming' Turkish Patrols İn Manbij Give Hope For Homecoming'
Update 3 - Trump Rips Germany's İmmigration Policies Update 3 - Trump Rips Germany's İmmigration Policies
Turkey To Build Third Nuclear Power Plant: Erdogan Turkey To Build Third Nuclear Power Plant: Erdogan
US Urges Russia To Free Political, Religious Prisoners US Urges Russia To Free Political, Religious Prisoners