At least ten security force members were killed and another was wounded in Taliban attacks in Farah and Baghlan provinces on Sunday night, local officials said.
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Bala Bolok district of Farah province on Sunday night during which six security force members were killed and after which another is missing, said Taj Mohammad Jahid, provincial governor, on Monday.
“The Taliban blew up the security outpost about 9pm last night,” Jahid said. “Five soldiers escaped and moved to another outpost.”
He also said that the Taliban attacked another security outpost in Farah city, capital of the province, but the security forces pushed back the attack and 10 Taliban were killed and wounded.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the attacks.
At the same time, four security force members were killed, including a commander, in a Taliban attack in Nahrin district of northern Baghlan province on Sunday night, said Mohammad Azizi, district governor.
The Taliban attacked a military unit in the district and "captured four other force members, but one who was wounded managed to escape,” he said.
“The Taliban took the equipment of the security forces after the attack,” he added.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.