The attack took place in Qosh Tepa district on Sunday night when insurgents attacked a number of check posts.
Security Forces Suffer Heavy Casualties in Jawzjan Attack
At least 15 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack in northern Jawzjan province on Sunday night, local sources confirmed to TOLOnews
In addition, 26 other security forces were wounded in the attack.
The attack took place in Qosh Tepa district of the province on Sunday night after the Taliban attacked a number of security check posts and clashed with the forces, according to sources.
In the meantime, officials warned if air support is not provided to security forces, the district will fall to the Taliban, adding that “clashes are still ongoing in the district.”
But, Kamaluddin Yawar, a security police official of Jawzjan says that “four security forces were killed in the attack and four others were wounded.”
“At least 30 Taliban were killed and 19 others including their shadow district governor were wounded in the attack,” he said. “Two security check posts were also fallen to the Taliban.”
Moreover, a soldier contacted Aref Musavi, a TOLOnews reporter, and said more than 10 security force members have been surrounded by the Taliban at a check post and “if air support is not provide, the soldiers will be killed or forced to surrender to Taliban.”
The Taliban have also confirmed the attack.