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Taliban Carry Out Attack On Checkpoints In Parwan

Security forces said the insurgents carried out the attack along the Ghorband highway and tried to kidnap a number of bus passengers.

Parwan officials said the Taliban carried out a coordinated attack on checkpoints along the Ghorband highway in Jabal Saraj district early Saturday.

The district police chief Mohammad Masoom Farzayee said the Taliban launched an attack from several directions at about 5am against checkpoints.

The incident took place in Pul-e-Ashaba area in Jabal Saraj district and resulted in the closure of the highway to traffic.

According to Farzayee, the Taliban also tried to kidnap bus passengers traveling along the road but security forces were able to rescue them.  

However clashes between the two were still ongoing later Saturday, officials said.

According to them, one insurgent was killed in the clash.

Taliban have not commented on the incident.  

There is no report of security forces or civilian casualties.

Afghanistan

Taliban Carry Out Attack On Checkpoints In Parwan

Security forces said the insurgents carried out the attack along the Ghorband highway and tried to kidnap a number of bus passengers.

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Parwan officials said the Taliban carried out a coordinated attack on checkpoints along the Ghorband highway in Jabal Saraj district early Saturday.

The district police chief Mohammad Masoom Farzayee said the Taliban launched an attack from several directions at about 5am against checkpoints.

The incident took place in Pul-e-Ashaba area in Jabal Saraj district and resulted in the closure of the highway to traffic.

According to Farzayee, the Taliban also tried to kidnap bus passengers traveling along the road but security forces were able to rescue them.  

However clashes between the two were still ongoing later Saturday, officials said.

According to them, one insurgent was killed in the clash.

Taliban have not commented on the incident.  

There is no report of security forces or civilian casualties.

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