12 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Balkh Clashes

Afghan Soldier-07-September

At least 12 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces in northern Balkh province on Sunday night, local officials said.

In addition, a policeman was injured in the clash.

The clash took place in Caharbolak district of the province after Taliban insurgents attacked a police outpost, a security official in Balkh, Gen. Abdul Rezaq Qaderi said.

Qaderi said that the insurgents came from Jawzjan province to capture the outpost but they faced a strong response from security forces.

However, he did not provide further details about the clashes.

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