27 Aug 2018

Security Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties to Taliban in Ghormach-Qaisar Route

Afghan security forces have inflicted heavy casualties to the Taliban group in the Ghormach-Qaisar route, the Shahin 209th Corps said on Monday.

Muhammad Hanif Rezai, spokesman of Shahin 209th Corps declared Afghan forces faced Taliban ambushes earlier today and huge clashes started between the two sides.

Rezai noted Afghan security forces were on way from Ghormach district of Qaisar district of Faryab province when faced Taliban ambushes in "Chelgazi" area.

At least 54 Taliban members were killed during the clashes and the death toll is on the rise, Rezai added.

In the meantime, at least three Afghan forces were killed and five others were wounded in the incident.

Rezai said a national army tank and a Police ranger were also destroyed during the clashes.

The armed Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

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