WEB DESK /
At least five members of the Afghan security forces were killed today when their checkpoint came under an insurgent attack in northeastern Kunduz province. Gen. Abdul Hamid Hamid, provincial police chief in Kunduz, said a large group of Taliban fighters attacked the post near the city of Kunduz.
Meanwhile, According to a statement released by the Interior Ministry said, 18 insurgents were killed by airstrikes in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province. Three others were wounded while five vehicles and an ammunition stockpile were destroyed, the statement added. The statement said, the key terrorists killed in the operation were involved in planning and implementing several terror attacks in Kunduz province.
Spokesman for the provincial police chief Karim Yuresh said elsewhere in the northern province of Faryab, a district police chief died when a bomb that had been attached to his car detonated.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.