Five security personnel have been killed as Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Imam Sahib district of the northern Kunduz province on Thursday, district governor Mahboubullah Sayedi said.
Taliban militants, according to the official, attacked security checkpoints in Bakhmal Kucha area next to the district headquarters early morning, killing five security personnel and wounding three others.
The official said the militants had also suffered casualties without providing more details.
Meanwhile, a member of provincial council, Khalidin Hakimi confirmed that six security personnel including police and army soldiers had been killed and over a dozen others have either been injured or gone missing.
The Taliban outfit which has intensified activities amid the ongoing peace talks in Doha has yet to make comment. Enditem