AFGHANISTAN (OBSERVATORY) – Eleven representatives of armed groups guarding the checkpoint died as a result of an attack by militants of the radical movement Taliban in the Afghan province of Sari-Pul in the north of the country, the 1TV television channel reported citing local authorities.
As the official representative of the governor of the province Zabuhalla Ahmani stated, as a result of the counterattack, three militants were killed, including one of the commanders of Islamists, four were wounded.
Earlier it was reported that four Afghan policemen were killed, five more were injured during the Taliban attack at the checkpoint in the Jagatu region of Ghazni province in the eastern part of the country.
The situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated noticeably in recent months. The radical movement “Taliban”, which previously possessed a large territory in rural areas of the country, launched an offensive against large cities. Also on the territory of the country, the influence of the “Islamic state” * increased.