Afghan official: 11 soldiers killed in Taliban ambush

Published 29.06.2015 20:09

An Afghan official says 11 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by Taliban insurgents in a western province that borders Iran. Hesanullah Hayat, the spokesman for the governor of Herat province, said Monday that an Afghan army convoy was on its way to neighboring Bagdhis province when the attack took place on Sunday. He says a large group of Taliban was involved in the attack. The region has seen increase in insurgent activity since the Taliban launched their warm-weather offensive in late April.

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