At least 32 security force members, including public uprising forces, were killed and 25 others were wounded in Taliban attacks in several parts of the country on Wednesday night, local officials said on Thursday.
In eastern Nangarhar province, at least 20 Afghan security forces, including public uprising forces, were killed and 15 were wounded in Taliban attacks in the districts of Hisarak, Khogyani and Shirzad, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
The Taliban attacked security checkpoints and clashed with security forces, said Khogyani, adding: “Around 29 Taliban, including a local commander, were killed and 25 others were wounded.”
In western Herat province, At least six security force members were killed in a Taliban car bomb at a security checkpoint in Herat's Shindand district on Wednesday night, local officials said.
Other sources said that more than 10 security force members were killed in the blast and several others were wounded.
Syed Wahid Qatali, provincial governor, said that "at least 53 Taliban were killed" in the attack on the security checkpoint in the district and the Taliban attack “was pushed back.”
In the western province of Badghis, at least three security forces were killed and eight others were wounded after the Taliban attacked a security checkpoint in Qadis district, said Mohammad Haidari Sharifi, district governor.
He said that his office had been damaged in the Taliban attack and also “two Taliban were killed and three others were wounded.”
“Two civilians were also wounded in the attack,” he added.
In southern Uruzgan province, three public uprising forces were killed and two were wounded in Gezab district of the province after the Taliban attacked the district, said Zergai Ebadi, a spokesman for provincial governor.
“The Taliban attacked the district from three directions and Sultan Mohammad, a commander of public uprising forces, and two of his sons were killed in the attack,” Ebadi said, adding that “two of his sons were also members of public uprising forces.”
“Sultan Mohammad’s wife was also killed after the Taliban attacked Sultan Mohammad’s house,” he added.
However, the Taliban has not commented on the attacks.