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World Afghanistan: Bloodiest day of fighting since peace talks began

21:47  21 september  2020
21:47  21 september  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue

  Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue Fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left dozens dead in a restive eastern province, officials said Thursday, as negotiators from both sides pushed ahead with peace talks in Qatar. Overnight clashes erupted in three districts of Nangarhar province when Taliban fighters attacked several checkpoints of Afghan forces and pro-government militiamen, Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar governor told AFP. He said at least 11Overnight clashes erupted in three districts of Nangarhar province when Taliban fighters attacked several checkpoints of Afghan forces and pro-government militiamen, Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar governor told AFP.

At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar more than a week ago.

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan , security officials said on Monday, in the bloodiest day of fighting since government and insurgent forces began peace talks in Doha over a

Clashes and casualties were also reported in several parts of Afghanistan earlier this week [Mohammad Ismail/Reuters] © [Mohammad Ismail/Reuters] Clashes and casualties were also reported in several parts of Afghanistan earlier this week [Mohammad Ismail/Reuters]

At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar more than a week ago.

Sunday night's clashes were in the central province of Uruzgan, where 24 members of the Afghan security forces were killed when Taliban fighters attacked security checkpoints, Deputy Governor of the province Sayed Mohammad Sadat said.

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KABUL (Reuters) - At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan , security officials said on Monday, in the bloodiest day of fighting since government and insurgent forces began peace talks in Doha over a

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan , security officials said on Monday, in the bloodiest day of fighting since government and insurgent forces began peace talks in Doha over a

Clashes and casualties were also reported in the provinces of Baghlan, Takhar, Helmand, Kapisa, Balkh, Maidan Wardak and Kunduz, provincial officials told Reuters news agency.

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In Balkh, the Taliban took hostage three members of Afghanistan's spy organisation, according to Monir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for Balkh provincial governor.

The Taliban did not confirm casualties on its side, but according to a spokesman for the Pamir military corps, 54 fighters were killed in clashes in Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan provinces.

A spokesman for the provincial government of Maidan Wardak, Muhibullah Sharifzai, said 26 Taliban fighters were killed in clashes there.

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said Taliban attacks had killed 98 civilians and injured 230 others in the last two weeks across 24 provinces.

Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan amid Afghan peace effort

  Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan amid Afghan peace effort Since March the Pakistan Taliban has unleashed a wave of attacks on Pakistani security forces, killing 40 soldiers.The ethnic Pashtun border region was for years a haven for rebels who fled the United States invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. But the Pakistani military cleared out the strongholds in a 2014 offensive, driving most of the fighters into Afghanistan.

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan , security officials said on Monday, in the bloodiest day of fighting since government and insurgent forces began peace talks in Doha over a

KABUL: At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan , security officials said on Monday, in the bloodiest day of fighting since government and insurgent forces began peace talks in Doha over a week ago.

At least 12 civilians were killed on Saturday in air raids on a Taliban base in the northeastern province of Kunduz.

Defence ministry officials said 40 Taliban fighters were killed, but they did not confirm the number of civilian casualties.

Negotiating teams representing the Taliban and the Afghan government have been meeting in the Qatari capital Doha since talks started on September 12, but little headway has been made, particularly on a ceasefire.

The almost daily meetings in Doha have been unable to make it past debating rules and regulations of the process, and the sides remain far apart on most matters.

Afghan official Abdullah on key Pakistan trip in bid for peace .
The Afghan leader will hold meetings with Pakistani PM and foreign minister as intra-Afghan talks continue in Doha.Kicking off his three-day visit to Islamabad on Monday, Abdullah, a former foreign minister and chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and is also due to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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