Al least six Afghan army soldiers and three police officers have been killed and four security force members wounded in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan.
The incident took place in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province during Sunday night, a provincial government spokesman confirmed on Monday.
Kunduz city, the provincial capital, briefly fell to the Taliban in 2015 and has come under attack several times since then.
While the government controls the city, many rural areas of Kunduz Province are controlled or contested by the Taliban.
Violence has surged across Afghanistan, despite the start of the talks on September 12 that are aimed at reaching a political settlement to end the nearly 19-year-old war.
Roland Kobia, the European Union’s special envoy to Afghanistan, said on September 18 that UN figures show violence in Afghanistan in the last five weeks has been the highest in the last five years. Source: Xinhua