Amid peace talks with US, Taliban ‘captured or killed’ an entire company of Afghan soldiers: Report

Despite ‘peace talks’ going on with the US, Taliban on Monday captured or killed an entire company of more than 50 soldiers, reported the New York Times. 

The attack, in which the Taliban were reported to have killed 16 soldiers and taken 40 prisoner, took place in northwestern Badghis Province, close to the country’s western border with Turkmenistan, the report said.

In the assault, a large force of Taliban insurgents surrounded a base in the Bala Murghab district. After four hours of fighting, the militants captured or killed all of the soldiers in their base, as well as others at two outposts nearby, according to Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the Badghis provincial council.

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