Afghan official: Taliban hit army checkpoint, kill 6 troops


An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked an army checkpoint in one of the country’s northern provinces, killing at least six soldiers.

Zabihullah Amani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, says seven soldiers were also wounded in the attack on Thursday night in Sozma Qala district in Sari Pul province.

Amani says nine Taliban fighters were killed and 13 were wounded in a gun battle that followed the attack.

He added that reinforcements were dispatched to the area and that it is now under control of Afghan forces. Read More

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