More than 16 public uprising forces after Taliban insurgents attacked their security checkpoints in Arzbiki village of Ali Abad district of the province, local officials in northern Kunduz province said Tuesday.
While confirming the incident, Provincial Police Chief, Abdul Rashid Basheer has also said that the Taliban have also suffered casualties in the retaliation attacks by the security forces.
A soldier, who survives the clashes, said that nine of his colleagues have embraced martyrdom in the attack. “Before the reinforcement arrived at the area I was fighting alone with the Taliban,” he added.
The provincial police chief has also said that the militants have fled from the area after the reinforcement forces have reached the area.
The Taliban group has claimed that their fighters stormed into the checkpoints in the district and caused massive casualties on security forces.
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