13 Insurgents, One Civilian Killed in Kunar Clashes


At least 13 insurgents and a civilian were killed in a Taliban attack in eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, local officials said.

In addition, 28 insurgents, seven civilians and a military soldier were injured in the attack.

The clash took place early Wednesday after dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked security outposts in the district and started clashing with security forces, Provincial Police Chief Abdul Habib Sayedkhili said.

He said that the insurgents were driven from the area by the security forces after a couple of hours.

However, he did not provide further details over the attack.

This comes two days after the Taliban announced their summer offensive. But security officials have warned that if they not join the peace process they will face to massive military response from Afghan forces.

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