The soldiers and policemen died in two separate attacks in the north-western province on Sunday night.
16 Security Force Members Killed in Attacks in Badghis
At least 16 security force members were killed in separate attacks in western Badghis province on Sunday night, a security source confirmed.
Nine soldiers were killed in Qala-e-Naw city of the province after Taliban insurgents attacked a check post, according to the source, adding that “seven other policemen were killed in another Taliban attack on a police check post in Qads district.”
However, the source did not provide further details.
Local officials have not commented.