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At least 24 people were killed in clashes in northern Afghanistan

by YCPress

January 19 Afghan government officials confirmed on the 19th that clashes between security forces and Taliban militants occurred on the evening of the 18th in Kunduz Province in the north, resulting in the death of 16 security forces soldiers, 2 civilians and at least 6 Taliban militants and the injury of many.

In a telephone interview with Xinhua News Agency, the Speaker of Kunduz Provincial Council, Mohamed Yousuf Ayubi, confirmed in a group of Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints on the outskirts of Kunduz on the 18th, killing eight security forces soldiers and two civilians and injuring four soldiers.

Ayubi said that there were also casualties on the Taliban side. However, he did not provide specific figures.

Abdul Rizak, a senior officer of the 217 Pamir Corps of the Afghan National Security Force, told Xinhua News Agency that Taliban militants launched a large-scale attack on government targets in the Alchi region in the northeast of Kunduz Province in an attempt to occupy the area, and the security forces subsequently launched a counterattack to bring Taliban militants.

Repulsion. Eight security forces soldiers and six Taliban militants were killed in the clash, and three other soldiers and five Taliban militants were injured.

The Taliban side has not yet responded to this.

Negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban were launched in Qatar on September 12, 2020, striving to find a political solution to the current situation in Afghanistan, but progressed slowly due to the large number of differences.

At the same time, the conflict between the two sides has not stopped.