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Taliban execute 22 Afghan troops, catch 50 out of two assaults

KABUL: A medium-term Taliban attack on checkpoints in northern Afg­h­a­nistan killed 22 troops, after somewhere in the range of 100 Afghan warriors fled substantial battling in the nation’s west a week ago and attempted to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan, authorities said on Sunday.

Something like 50 individuals from the Afghan security powers have surrendered to the Taliban in a battle for control of Afghanistan’s western territory of Badghis that has made overwhelming losses, authorities said.

The two fights mark the most recent misfortunes for the nation’s battered security powers, who go under day by day assault and have endured amazing losses lately. The assaults have proceeded even as the Taliban have been holding direct arrangements with the US went for consummation the 17-year war.

Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of commonplace board in the northern Faryab area, said the extremists propelled the assault late on Saturday against checkpoints kept an eye on by police and professional government local armies in Qaisar region, setting off a savage gunbattle that endured into Sunday morning. The military sent in fortifications, who were among those executed.

He said another 20 Afghan powers were injured in the assault.

“The Taliban have overseen more regions in the region” in the wake of venturing up assaults as of late, Rahmani stated, including that troops fortifications have touched base from the capital Commonplace police representative Karim Yuresh affirmed that countless propelled assaults in Faryab, yet he couldn’t promptly give more subtleties.

A week ago, around 100 Afghan fighters in the western Badghis territory fled their presents and attempted on cross the outskirt amid a weeklong fight with the Taliban, authorities said on Sunday.

Mohammad Naser Nazari, a common board part in Badghis, said the warriors weren’t permitted to cross the outskirt and their destiny stays obscure. The Taliban have posted pictures of caught officers via web-based networking media.

Jamshid Shahabi, the common’s representative, said 16 warriors have been executed and 20 injured amid the progressing fight in the Bala Murghab area, in which the military did airstrikes and dispatched fortifications. He said various troopers attempted to escape, without giving a precise figure.

Shahabi said in excess of 40 extremists were executed in the battling. He said the common police boss and armed force administrator are in the area and training the powers to find radicals and salvage troopers. Authorities said the battling had to a great extent died down by Sunday, with sporadic conflicts breaking out in remote regions.

Nazari gave a higher toll, saying 50 warriors were slaughtered and around 100 others were absent. He said many neighborhood occupants have assembled before the Badghis representative’s office to express their worries about security in the area. He said Bala Murghab is totally constrained by the Taliban, with Afghan powers restricted to the locale home office.

In a different advancement on Sunday, a member of the aggressor Islamic State assemble guaranteed the killing of a neighborhood television columnist in the eastern Khost area. The gathering did not say why it focused on Sultan Mahmoud Khirkhowa, a correspondent with the neighborhood Zhman television and radio, who was murdered when two men on a cruiser opened flame on his vehicle. Another Afghan columnist was injured in a focused on shelling a week ago in the southern Helmand area.