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Within 24 hours, 26 Afghan forces and 167 Taliban terrorists killed


Local officials announced that at least 26 Afghan security forces were killed in a car bombing and multiple armed attacks, while government forces killed 167 Taliban militants in the past 24 hours.
The deadliest incident occurred in the northern province of Faryab, where at least 14 security forces, including the Qaisar district police chief, were killed in an overnight Taliban attack.
In the neighboring province of Balkh, the rebels launched a deadly car bomb attack, which was followed by an armed attack on security forces.
Police spokesman Uday Shah said in a statement that the attack took place at noon, killing at least two members of the security forces and wounding several others.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, who claimed responsibility for the attack, said in a series of tweets that dozens of security forces were killed in the raid.
In the same context, the local Afghan Peace Radio reported that at least 10 security forces were killed in the attack.
For its part, the Afghan Ministry of Defense confirmed that the government forces killed 167 Taliban terrorists in the past 24 hours.
The ministry added that the operations took place in Nangarhar, Laghman, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Paktika, Daykundi, Zabul, Badghis, Herat, Ghor, Balkh, Jawzjan, Samangan, Baghlan, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces.

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