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291 Afghan soldiers dead in Taliban attacks

At least 291 Afghan soldiers were killed and 550 injured in various Taliban attacks last week, marking the highest

Afghan soldiers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Jun 2020 7:52 AM GMT


Kabul: At least 291 Afghan soldiers were killed and 550 injured in various Taliban attacks last week, marking the highest number of casualties suffered by the security forces in a week since the country's 2001 US invasion, the government said on Monday.

"The Taliban carried out 422 attacks in 32 (of the 34) provinces, killing 291 ANDSF (Afghan National Defense and Security Forces) members and wounding 550 others," National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson Javid Faisal told Efe news.

"For this reason, the past week was the deadliest one in 19 years in terms of violence," the NSC office said in a separate statement. (IANS)

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