The Taliban have so far not commented on the attack. File photo
At least 25 Afghan security force personnel were killed in an ambush blamed on the Taliban in the northeast of the country, officials said on Wednesday.
"Fighting is still continuing and the Taliban have also suffered heavy casualties," Jawad Hejri, a spokesman for the governor of Takhar province told the media.
Takhar provincial health director Abdul Qayoum confirmed the incident but said 34 security personnel had been killed — including the deputy police chief of the province.
Takhar provincial health director confirmed the incident. File photo
"These security forces were on their way for an operation in the district when they were attacked by the Taliban," said Hejri.
"The Taliban had taken positions in the houses around the area. They ambushed our forces who were there for an operation against the enemy."
The Taliban have so far not commented on the attack.
It comes as spiralling violence across Afghanistan imperils ongoing peace talks between the hardline group and the government in Qatar.Agence France-Presse
The militants attacked a checkpoint in Parwan, north of the capital, said Waheeda Shahkar, spokeswoman to the provincial governor. District police chief Hussain Shah said Taliban fighters set fire to the checkpoint, killing five security force personnel. Two more were shot dead.
Some 30 militants involved in the attack on the prison, where some 2,000 prisoners were held, according to Sohrab Qaderi, a lawmaker in the capital of Nangarhar province.
The Taliban dug a tunnel into the base in volatile Sangin district and then blew it up before their fighters could attack the compound, Nawab Zadran a spokesman for 215 Maiwand Army Corps in southern Afghanistan told the media.
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Thick fog continued to form for the second day in a row across various parts in the country on Thursday. The fog lasted for 12 hours and a half in several areas of the country on Thursday, as it started at exactly 10 pm and continued until 10:30am, because of the country being affected by surface high-pressure systems, accompanied with a ridge of upper air high pressure, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).