Afghan forces repel Taliban attack in northeastern province, 5 killed in fighting
Faizabad/Xinhua: The Afghan security forces have repulsed Taliban militants' attack on Duaba Yaftal Bala, a suburban of Faizabad, capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, provincial police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani said on Saturday.
"Taliban rebels launched massive offensive on security checkpoints of pro-government militiamen on Duaba Yaftal Bala at 2:00 a.m. local time, triggering heavy fighting but run away after leaving four bodies and five injured behind," Rohani told Xinhua.
The official also confirmed that one pro-government militia was killed and another one wounded in the firefight.
Taliban militants who have stepped up activities are yet to make comment on the attack.