Kabul: At least twelve Afghan policemen, including a commanding officer, have been killed and other ten injured in a Taliban assault on a security outpost in the country’s north-eastern Badakhshan province, the Tolo News broadcaster reported on Tuesday.
According to the news outlet’s security source, the attack took place on Monday night in the Jurm district.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
The Afghan government has been facing off against Taliban militants, who have previously seized considerable ground in the countryside and mounted an assault on the country’s major cities.
Meanwhile, the inter-Afghan talks are taking place in Qatar’s capital, Doha.
If successful, they may pave a way to political settlement after almost two decades of violent conflict in the country.