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Taliban attack security posts in Kunar

AT-KABUL: Armed Taliban militants have attacked four check-points of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) in Wata Pur district of Kunar province, security official said.

Provincial Police Chief, Abdul Habib Saidkhel, told media that last night a policeman and two insurgents were killed in the clashes with the Taliban. He said the ANA and ANP forced the militants to retreat.

The Taliban haven’t commented yet. On Monday, the Ministry of Defense claimed that 17 insurgents were killed in operations against the anti-state elements within the past 24 hours.

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