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22 ALP members killed in Taliban ambush in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 22 Afghan Local Police (ALP) members and three civilians have been killed in an ambush of the Taliban militants in northwestern Farayb province, said local officials.

Muhammad Tahir Rahmani, a member of Faryab provincial council, said that a convoy of 40 ALP members was on their way to Shirin Tagab district the other day when they came under attack.

“Taliban militants killed 22 policemen and three civilians in the ambush,” TOLOnews quoted Rahmani as saying.
He added that the ALP members wanted to travel to Shirin Tagab district to provide back up support to security forces fighting against the Taliban militants.

He blamed the concerned authorities of turning blind eye towards such incidents. “The government is not capable of supporting Afghan troops who are fighting days and nights to ensure security and safety of their country and countrymen,” he said.

Rozi Muhammad, an ALP member who managed to escape the ambush said that all the ALP members were from Khwaja Sabzposh district of the province. He said that most of the killed ALP members were either his relatives or family members.

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