Officials in Afghanistan said Wednesday that Taliban insurgents have killed at least 28 pro-government forces in overnight attacks in the country’s north.
The Taliban has had almost daily battlefield attacks in Afghanistan’s northern and northeastern provinces over the past week. Around 100 Afghan forces have been killed and many more have been injured.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a chief Taliban spokesman, said in statements sent to reporters, that a total of 50 government forces were killed in the overnight attacks across the three provinces, though the insurgents often exaggerate their claims.
The Afghan Defense Ministry also claimed that its forces have killed dozens of Taliban “terrorists” in airstrikes and ground operations across different provinces.