In Afghanistan, at least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed and five others wounded after Taliban attacked joint security checkpoints in northern Kunduz province today.
A provincial council member, Sayyed Asadullah Sadat said the clashes started early morning after Taliban launched coordinated attacks on security checkpoints in Aaq Tipa locality of Qala-e-Zal district, the provincial capital of Kunduz.
He said several Taliban fighters were also killed or wounded during the gun battle, but their number could not be exactly specified.
In another attack, at least six people were killed and three wounded when a roadside bomb planted by Taliban struck a bus in eastern Ghazni province. The provincial governor’s spokesman Arif Noori said women and children were among the dead.