Taliban kill nine soldiers in Afghanistan
KABUL: At least nine Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban assault on their check post in Logar province bordering the capital Kabul Wednesday night, an official said. Dedar Lawang, spokesperson for the provincial governor, told Anadolu Agency the incident took place in the Sark district of the province.
He said dozens of Taliban insurgents staged the attack, adding: “The attack was repulsed and ‘scores’ of the Taliban were also killed, unfortunately, we have nine soldiers martyred.” There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. This comes after President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday renewed his call on the Taliban to cease-fire amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
health authorities in Afghanistan confirmed a total of 840 coronavirus cases in the country so far, with 30 casualties and 54 recoveries. As per the fresh figures, the capital Kabul has surpassed frontline state of Herat, bordering Iran, in number of daily infections. - – Anadolu Agency