Taliban attack kills 24 soldiers in Afghanistan

24 soldiers killed in Afghanistan Taliban attack

Kabul” Twenty-four Afghan army soldiers were killed while 11 others sustained injuries after Taliban militants attacked defensive posts in the western province of Badghis on Friday, a local official confirmed.

“Hundreds of militants armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed security posts in Jar-e-Assyia in Bala Murghab district this morning. The fighting lasted for five hours, leaving the casualties,” district chief Fazil Seddiq Seddiqi said.

The injured were shifted to an army camp for treatment, Xinhua reported.

 

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