In Afghanistan, 30 soldiers were today killed in a Taliban attack on an Army checkpoint in Badghis province.
Provincial Governor Abdul Qafoor Malikzai said, terrorists attacked two security posts in the early hours, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Head of the Badghis provincial council Abdul Aziz Bek said, a military base was targeted, in the district of Balamerghab and after hours of heavy fighting 30 security personnel were killed and the Taliban captured the base.
He said, 15 Taliban terrorists were also killed in other areas of the province overnight. The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday.