Kabul, Taliban forces launched attacks on the
northern Afghan province of Takhar and Ghazni, killing dozens of
Afghan forces and civilians, Afghan officials said today.
Mohammad Azzam Afzali, member of the Takhar Provincial
Council, said 14 to 20 soldiers were killed after gunmen attacked their
base in Khawaja Ghar district of the province.
He added that between 10 and 16 others were injured in the
Seven soldiers were killed and others injured near the Dasht-e
Archie area, Afzali said.
The Taliban have stepped up attacks on security forces and
government installations over the past months, putting heavy pressure
on troops across Afghanistan.
Source: Oman News Agency