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4 Security Force Members Killed in Kapisa

Four members of local police and public uprising forces were killed in a Taliban attack in Nijrab district, Kapisa province, on Friday evening, the provincial police spokesman Shayiq Shorish said.

Other sources said seven members of local police and public uprising forces were killed in the attack.

The incident took place in Afghania village in Nijrab district, Shorish said.

The area has been embattled for the past 10 years. It was cleared of the Taliban last year and this is the first battle in the district after the US-Taliban deal and the weeklong reduction in violence back in February.

Shorish said three Taliban militants were killed in the attack.

The Taliban has not commented on the attack.

This comes a day after the Taliban attacked an outpost in Zabul province in the south of Afghanistan with the help of infiltrators, killing at least 17 members of the Afghan army and Afghan police.

The Ministry of Defense vowed to "avenge" the Zabul attack.

The fighting between government forces and the Taliban intensified after acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid last week announced a shift in the Afghan forces' status from "defensive" to "active defensive."

The Defense Ministry, in two statements on Friday, said that at least 19 Taliban fighters were killed in government forces operations, responding to Taliban attacks, in Faryab and Balkh provinces.

4 Security Force Members Killed in Kapisa

The attack happened at an outpost of local police and public uprising forces in Kapisa.

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Four members of local police and public uprising forces were killed in a Taliban attack in Nijrab district, Kapisa province, on Friday evening, the provincial police spokesman Shayiq Shorish said.

Other sources said seven members of local police and public uprising forces were killed in the attack.

The incident took place in Afghania village in Nijrab district, Shorish said.

The area has been embattled for the past 10 years. It was cleared of the Taliban last year and this is the first battle in the district after the US-Taliban deal and the weeklong reduction in violence back in February.

Shorish said three Taliban militants were killed in the attack.

The Taliban has not commented on the attack.

This comes a day after the Taliban attacked an outpost in Zabul province in the south of Afghanistan with the help of infiltrators, killing at least 17 members of the Afghan army and Afghan police.

The Ministry of Defense vowed to "avenge" the Zabul attack.

The fighting between government forces and the Taliban intensified after acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid last week announced a shift in the Afghan forces' status from "defensive" to "active defensive."

The Defense Ministry, in two statements on Friday, said that at least 19 Taliban fighters were killed in government forces operations, responding to Taliban attacks, in Faryab and Balkh provinces.

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