Ten Afghan security forces killed in militant attack



Militants have attacked a government checkpoint in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 security forces.

Abdul Samad Salehi, a member of the provincial council in Farah Province said on Wednesday that four of those killed had been intelligence officers and the six others police officers.

No individual or group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but a series of assaults by the Taliban militant group in Farah Province over the past week have killed at least 38 security forces.

The spike in attacks prompted local officials to request reinforcements.

“We have asked the central government for additional troops before [the provincial] Farah City falls into the hands of the Taliban,” Salehi said.

He said security forces were battling the Taliban on three different fronts, and the militants had launched several attacks on checkpoints around the provincial capital.

The terrorist group of Daesh is also present in Afghanistan.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint in the southern Helmand Province, killing at least two border police, according to Gen. Abdul Ghafar Safi, the police chief of the province, which borders Pakistan.


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