16 Taliban militants killed, injured in failed attack in eastern Afghanistan

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Sat, 07 Mar 2020 - 12:47 GMT

Members of the Taliban stand at the site of the execution of three men in Ghazni Province April 18, 2015 -  Stringer/REUTERS

Members of the Taliban stand at the site of the execution of three men in Ghazni Province April 18, 2015 - Stringer/REUTERS

KABUL - 7 March 2020: The Afghan security forces repulsed a coordinated Taliban attack in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan, inflicting heavy casualties on the assailant militants.

The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement that a large group of Taliban militants attacked the Afghan Local Police (ALP) check post in Islamabad area of Alisheng district, Khaama Press News Agency reported on Saturday.

The statement added that ALP forces effectively responded to the attack before the militants could overrun the check post.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the security forces killed six Taliban militants and wounded 10 others during the clash.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the clash so far.

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