Publish dateTuesday 25 February 2020 - 13:22
Story Code : 204226
5 killed in military attacks in N. Afghanistan
Five people including a civilian have been confirmed dead as the Taliban fighters stormed a security checkpoint in Charkent district of the northern Balkh province on Monday, district governor Salima Mazari said Tuesday.
A group of the armed militants, according to the official, attacked a security checkpoint in Parabarat village of the restive district at 03:30 a.m. local time on Monday, killing four pro-government militia members and a woman villager.
Six more villagers were wounded due to the firing of insurgents, the official said.
Taliban outfit has yet to make comment.
The violent incident happened amid observing the seven-day "Reduction in Violence" or partial ceasefire by the Taliban begun on Saturday to pave the way for inking a peace deal between the armed group and the United States to end the war in Afghanistan and facilitate the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country.
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