22 security force members have died following a mountain ambush by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, north of Kabul.
An ambush by Taliban insurgents in the mountains of the Sar-e-Pol province, north of the capital Kabul, has killed 22 security force members. The soldiers were killed when the convoy they were travelling in was attacked by Taliban fighters in the Laghman valley. A number of Afghan security force vehicles were also destroyed, according to the Sar-e-Pol provincial governor. At least as many Taliban militants are also believed to have been killed in the skirmish.
Earlier in the day a civilian was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul. NATO has also been accused of killing seven civilians, including a nine-year-old child, in a recent airstrike in the eastern Paktia province. In response, however, NATO claimed that Sunday’s airstrike had in fact killed “eight armed enemy combatants”.