Insurgents kill 11 at checkpoint in Afghanistan

Updated on Apr 16, 2018 10:39 AM IST

Three insurgents were also killed, including a local commander, and four others were injured.

Insurgents also attacked two security checkpoints in the eastern Ghazni province, killing four police and wounding five others.(Reuters file photo)
Insurgents also attacked two security checkpoints in the eastern Ghazni province, killing four police and wounding five others.(Reuters file photo)
Press Trust of India, Kabul | ByPress Trust of India

At least 11 Afghan paramilitary forces were killed when insurgents attacked their checkpoint, an official said on Sunday.

Zabi Amani, a spokesman for the governor of the northern Sari Pul province, said two other forces were wounded in the attack late on Saturday. He said three insurgents were killed, including a local commander, and four others were wounded. Those targeted were members of the Local Uprising Forces, militias supported by the government.

No one immediately claimed the attack, but Amani blamed the Taliban, who are active in the area.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, insurgents attacked two security checkpoints in the eastern Ghazni province, killing four police and wounding five others, according to Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the Taliban opened fire on the checkpoints and then targeted reinforcements with a roadside bomb.

The Taliban, who control large parts of the province, claimed the attack and said they captured weapons and ammunition.

The Taliban stormed a government compound in another part of Ghazni late Thursday, triggering an hours-long gunbattle and killing 15 people, including three senior local officials.

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