In two different Taliban terror attacks on security forces in Afghanistan, at least 52 security personnel were killed on Wednesday. Of them 45 were killed in northern Baghlan province in the evening while 7 were killed in Zabul province in the morning hours.
Kabul based TOLO News, quoting security sources, reports that Taliban insurgents attacked Allahuddin base in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the province, adding that “35 army soldiers and 10 local policemen were killed.”
The district police have confirmed the attack but have not given details about casualties. However, security officials have not yet commented about the attack.
In another Taliban attack at least seven police personnel were killed and two injured in a clash with Taliban insurgents on Tuesday on the Kabul-Kandhar highway in Zabul province, local officials told on Wednesday. A group of armed Taliban attacked police check posts on the highway near Qalat city. At least 7 Taliban insurgents were also killed in the clash.
In the past two days, two large military bases have come under Taliban attack in the country killing dozens of security personnel.
On Monday, local officials in the northern province of Faryab confirmed that Afghan troops surrendered to the Taliban after their base -called Chenayeeha – fell to the Taliban in Ghormach district in the province. The base reportedly remained under Taliban siege for 48 hours.
Tolo News, quoting local officials, reports that over 40 security force personnel surrendered to the Taliban after they received no help nor ammunition supplies despite repeated requests. Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of Faryab provincial council also confirmed that the troops surrendered. However, security officials have not yet commented on the collapse of Chenayeeha base to the Taliban.