At least 32 Afghan Security force members killed in last 24 hours

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Kabul: (Raja Furqan Ahmed) At least 32 Afghan security force members were killed and 25 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in several parts of the country in the past 24 hours, local officials said on Thursday. In eastern Nangarhar province, at least 20 Afghan security forces, including public uprising forces, were killed and 15 were wounded in Taliban attacks said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor. The Taliban attacked security checkpoints and clashed with security forces, said Khogyani, adding: “Around 29 Taliban, including a local commander, were killed and 25 others were wounded.” In western Herat province, At least six security force members were killed in a Taliban car bomb at a security checkpoint in Herat’s Shindand district on Wednesday night, local officials said. Other sources said that more than 10 security force members were killed in the blast and several others were wounded. Syed Wahid Qatali, the provincial governor, said that “at least 53 Taliban were killed” in the attack on the security checkpoint in the district and the Taliban attack “was pushed back.” In the western province of Badghis, at least three security forces were killed and eight others were wounded after the Taliban attacked a security checkpoint in Qadis district, said Mohammad Haidari Sharifi, district governor.
In southern Uruzgan province, three public uprising forces were killed and two were wounded in Gezab district of the province after the Taliban attacked the district, said Zergai Ebadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor. However, the Taliban has not commented on the attacks.
It comes as the Afghan government and the Taliban delegations are in Doha to negotiate a political solution for ending the long-term war in the country.

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