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Afghan War Casualty Report: April 1-31

At least 345 pro-government forces and 120 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past month.

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by Afghanistan Strategic & policy Studies Organization (ASPSO) reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past one month. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases these cannot be independently verified by The Times. Similarly, the reports do not include Taliban claims for their attacks on the government unless they can be verified. Both sides routinely inflate casualty totals for their opponents.

May 2 Balkh Province: One N.D.S. officer killed

A National Directorate for Security vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Shor Tapa District. The explosion killed one N.D.S. officer and injured another N.D.S. officer, a member of the border police and a civilian. The Taliban claimed credit for the attack.

May 2 Kunduz Province: one local police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a local police outpost in Chahar Dara District, killing one police officer. The police were able to push the Taliban back.

May 2 Kunduz Province: five pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked a pro-government militia outpost in Dasht-e-Archi District. During the fighting, five pro-government militia members were killed, and the outpost collapsed to the Taliban.

May 2 Kandahar Province: four police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in the Chinar area of Khakraiz District, killing four police officers and wounding three others in a firefight. The police were able to hold the checkpoint.

May 2 Khost Province: four civilians killed

The Pakistan army fired missiles at a village in Spera District, killing four civilians and wounding six others. Local residents have since fled the area and a number of homes have been destroyed.

May 2 Jowzjan Province: two pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked an outpost in Aqcha District, where the fighting continued for six hours. Two pro-government militia members were killed and three others were wounded.

May 2 Jowzjan Province: three pro-government forces and four civilians killed

The Taliban attacked an outpost in the Saray Andkhoy area of Khwaja Dokoh District, killing three pro-government militia members and wounding two others. Insurgents also killed four civilians who were farming near the outpost, according to local officials. Reinforcements eventually pushed back the insurgents.

May 1 Samangan Province: three pro-government militia members and one civilian killed

The Taliban attacked a village in Samangan City, killing three pro-government militia members and the head of the Junbish political party. Two militia members were also wounded.

April 30 Balkh Province: one police officer killed

A bomb attached to a bicycle exploded in Mazar-e-Sharif, killing one member of the border police.

April 30 Kandahar Province: one civilian killed

A local businessman was killed in Kandahar City by unknown gunmen who managed to escape after the attack.

April 30 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

Afghan security forces conducted operations in Maiwand District, during which a police officer was killed and two more were wounded.

April 30 Jowzjan Province: three security forces killed

The Taliban attacked an outpost in Aqcha District, where the fighting continued for five hours. Two pro-government militia members and one soldier were killed and 11 were wounded. Security forces were able to hold the outpost.

April 30 Jowzjan Province: three soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a military base in Qosh Tepa District, killing three soldiers and wounded one other. Security forces were able to hold the base.

April 29 Badakhshan Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban arrested and then killed a Special Forces police officer in the Karz area of Khash District.

April 28 Balkh Province: two police officers killed

A police officer killed two officers and wounded two others inside Shar Sharak village military base in Balkh District. He then stole their weapons and a Humvee and joined the Taliban.

April 28 Balkh Province: five pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked an outpost in Dawlat Abad District, killing two pro-government militia members and wounding one other. Two nights prior, the Taliban attacked the same outpost, killing three militia members and wounding two others.

April 28 Kunduz Province: one local police officer killed

One local police officer was killed by a Taliban fighter in Ali Abad District.

April 28 Faryab Province: six civilians killed

The Taliban attacked Kohi village in Qaisar District, killing six civilians and wounding nine others. There was no security presence in the village, but the Taliban killed the villagers because they support the government, according to local officials.

April 28 Herat Province: a police officer and a civilian killed

The Taliban attacked a local police checkpoint in Oba District, killing one police officer and taking four others prisoner. A civilian was also killed in the attack. Reinforcements were requested, but did not arrive.

April 27 Ghor Province: nine security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Feroz Koh City, the provincial capital. During four hours of fighting, nine security forces were killed and five others were wounded.

April 26 Baghlan Province: one civilian killed

Following the announcement of the Parliament election results in Baghlan, angry candidates and their supporters blocked the North Kabul highway in Pul-i-Khumri City. Afghan security forces then opened fire on the crowd to clear the highway and killed one protester and wounded six others. The highway remained closed.

April 26 Balkh Province: two police officers killed

A Taliban marksman shot and killed two police officers in Dehdadi District.

April 25 Takhar Province: two soldiers killed

An Afghan commando and a soldier were killed and five security forces were wounded when the Taliban ambushed a convoy of the Afghan forces in Dasht-e-Qala District.

April 25 Faryab Province: one pro-government militia killed

Pro-government militia members ambushed the Taliban in Khowaja Sabz Posh District. During the one hour of fighting one pro-government militia member was killed and another was wounded.

April 22 Paktika Province: one civilian killed

A woman was killed during a military operation conducted by American Special Forces in the Sarawza District. Local authorities claimed that six members of the Taliban were also killed in the operation.

April 22 Khost Province: two civilians killed

Two civilians were killed and six others were arrested during a military operation of American forces in Alisher District. The operation was not coordinated with local officials in the province.

April 20 Takhar Province: one civilian killed

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of Afghan forces in the Kokcha Bridge area of Khwaja Ghar District. During the clashes, a civilian was killed in the crossfire.

April 20 Kabul Province: seven civilians and three police killed

At least seven civilians and three police officers were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul. Another eight civilians were wounded. The attack began shortly before midday when a suicide bomb detonated at the entrance to the multistory building that houses the ministry, followed by gunfire that could be heard over a mile away. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack.

April 19 Faryab Province: five pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked the village of Naw Bori in Qaisar District, where the fighting continued for two hours. Five pro-government militia members were killed and four others were wounded in the fighting.

April 19 Herat Province: five members of the National Directorate of Security killed

Five members of the National Directorate of Security were killed and four others were wounded in an explosion inside the provincial office of the directorate in Herat City, the provincial capital. The source of the explosion was not clear.

April 19 Wardak Province: four civilians killed

Three children and one woman, all members of the same family, were killed by Afghan forces during a night operation in Nerkh District.

April 18 Kunduz Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban shot and killed a police officer in Kunduz City, the provincial capital, and stole his weapon.

April 16 Farah Province: four police officers killed

A police officer killed four of his colleagues in a security outpost in the Baghipol area of Farah City, the provincial capital, in what appears to be an insider attack. The attacker managed to escape from the outpost with weapons and other military gear. Around 23 police officers in the city have surrendered to the Taliban with their weapons in the past month. Taliban fighters have been joining police force with fake IDs in Farah Province, attacking their colleagues and then returning to the insurgency.

April 15 Kunduz Province: one civilian killed

Hazrat Shah, a government official in Ali Abad District, was killed by the Taliban in the village of Omarkhil.

April 15 Sar-i-Pul Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked and captured two security checkpoints in the village of Qashqari in Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital. One police officer was killed and 11 others were wounded in five hours of fighting.

 

April 14 Kandahar Province: one soldier killed

The Taliban attacked border force outposts in the area of Yusuf Neka in Maruf District, killing one soldier and wounding two others. Local authorities claimed that 20 Taliban fighters were killed and 13 others were wounded when Taliban positions were bombed by American and Afghan air power.

April 14 Helmand Province: a battalion commander killed

Major Sher Ahmad, 215 Maiwand Corps’s commander of Second Battalion, Third Brigade, was killed in the Chah-e-Anjir area of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, while fighting with the Taliban. Major Ahmad was leading reinforcements against a Taliban assault on an army outpost when he was killed. Two other soldiers were wounded in the fighting. Local authorities claimed that the Taliban also suffered casualties.

April 14 Balkh Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked the villages of Asiab Gorg and Asia Khan in Chimtal District, killing one police officer and wounding three others. Insurgents were pushed back by security forces.

April 14 Badakhshan Province: eight soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Jurm District from several directions, capturing a security outpost in Pul-e-Soch village. Eight soldiers were killed in the outpost, which was later recaptured by security forces. Local authorities claimed that three Taliban fighters were also killed in the attack.

April 13 Kunduz Province: 14 security forces and six civilians killed

The Taliban attacked Kunduz City, the provincial capital, from three directions, capturing four security outposts in different parts of the city. The attack was repelled by American and Afghan air power. Six police officers, four local police officers, one pro-government militia member and three soldiers were killed in 20 hours of fighting. Six civilians were also killed in the clashes. Eighty-eight were also wounded, including 41 civilians and 47 members of the security forces, who were taken to the regional hospital in Kunduz City. Local authorities claimed that more than 20 Taliban fighters were killed and 20 others were wounded in the clashes and airstrikes.

April 13 Ghazni Province: one civilian killed

A child was killed and two civilians were wounded when police at the entrance of Ghazni City, the provincial capital, fired into the air as a wedding convoy entered the city, hitting one of the convoy vehicles. The officer who opened fire was arrested and will be prosecuted.

April 13 Baghlan Province: eight security forces killed

The Taliban attacked and captured the Kokchinar military base in Baghlan-e-Markazi District, where fighting continued for six hours. Four soldiers, two national police officers and two local police officers were killed, and six members of the security forces were wounded in the clashes. Three soldiers were missing after the attack. The base was later recaptured by security forces.

April 13 Baghlan Province: seven local police officers killed

The Taliban attacked and captured a security outpost in Aabi Mazar area of Nahrin District, killing seven local police officers. Two officers were taken prisoner and a Humvee was destroyed in the three hours of fighting. Reinforcements never arrived despite many requests for backup.

April 13 Takhar Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked the police headquarters and district governor office in Dasht-e-Qala District, killing one police officer and wounding three others. The Taliban were pushed back by security forces.

April 13 Jowzjan Province: five soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Jarqoduq in Qosh Tepa District, where the fighting continued for two hours. Five soldiers were killed and two others went missing. The outpost was captured by insurgents.

April 13 Sar-i-Pul Province: one pro-government militia member killed

The Taliban attacked the village of Khwaja-e-Surkh in Sancharak District from two directions, killing one pro-government militia member and wounding two others. The village was captured by the Taliban.

April 13 Samangan Province: three police officers killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Dara-i-Suf Payan District from three directions, where fighting continued for nine hours. Three police officers were killed in the attack, but the Taliban were eventually pushed back by security forces. Local officials claimed that four Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes.

April 13 Faryab Province: one police officer killed

A Taliban marksman shot and killed a police officer in the Juma bazaar area of Khwaja Sabz Posh District.

April 13 Badghis Province: six police officers killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in Bala Murghab District, where fighting continued for three hours. Six police officers were killed, and seven others were wounded. Afghan officials claimed that nine Taliban fighters were killed, and 11 others were wounded.

April 13 Baghlan Province: one police officer killed

A police officer who was traveling from Balkh to Baghlan was stopped and killed at a Taliban checkpoint in Chashma-e-Shir area of Baghlan Province.

April 13 Nangarhar Province: two civilians killed

Two civilians were killed and four others were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Bam Ragha area of Khogyani District. The bomb was placed by the Taliban.

April 13 Kabul Province: one police officer killed

Unknown armed men threw two grenades at a police vehicle in the Ninth Police District of Kabul City. One police officer was killed, and six other people were wounded in the incident. Officials did not provide a breakdown of those wounded.

April 12 Ghor Province: seven police officers and one civilian killed

The Taliban attacked a convoy of security forces in the area of Gharak in Dolayna District, killing seven police officers and a civilian and wounding one police officer. The convoy was traveling from Dolayna District to Shahrak District. Four vehicles in the convoy lit on fire by the Taliban. Local authorities claimed that four Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes.

April 12 Balkh Province: two security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a military base in the center of Shor Tapa District, killing one pro-government militia member and one soldier. The Taliban were eventually pushed back by security forces.

April 12 Kunduz Province: one civilian killed

Rais Islam, a tribal elder, was killed by the Taliban in the village of Haji Hussain in Imam Saheb District. Insurgents claimed that he had relations with Afghan intelligence.

April 12 Ghazni Province: two local police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Ghazni City, the provincial capital, killing two local police officers and wounding another. Local authorities claimed that seven Taliban fighters were killed, and five others were wounded in the clashes.

April 11 Badghis Province: 15 police officers surrendered to the Taliban

The Taliban attacked security outposts in Moqor District, leading 15 police officers to surrender with their weapons.

April 11 Faryab Province: eight soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in the villages of Gaday Qala and Kariz Qala in Pashtoon Kot District, killing eight soldiers and wounding eight others.

April 11 Kunduz Province: 10 police officers killed

A Taliban Red Unit attacked the center of Chahar Dara District. Ten police officers were killed and 28 others were wounded in the fighting, but the Taliban were eventually pushed back from the district center. Local officials claimed that at least 20 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clashes.

April 10 Kandahar Province: one civilian killed

An Afghan special forces unit raided the village of Talokan in Panjwai District, killing Mohammad Gul, the principal of a school, and arresting five other villagers. Gul was the principal of Talokan Primary School for eight years. The reason for the military raid is not clear yet.

April 10 Balkh Province: two police officers killed

The Taliban ambushed a large convoy of Afghan forces on the highway connecting Jowzjan to Balkh Province. The convoy was ambushed four times. Two police officers were killed and nine others were wounded.

April 10 Badghis Province: four security forces killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in Ab Kamari District, killing two police officers, one member of National Directorate of Security and one soldier.

April 10 Ghazni Province: four security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Wayez District, killing four members of the security forces and wounding three others. Local authorities claimed that six Taliban fighters were killed and four others were wounded in the clashes.

April 9 Badghis Province: 51 security forces surrendered to the Taliban

At least 51 members of the security forces — including 20 members of the National Directorate of Security, 11 police officers and 20 soldiers — surrendered to the Taliban in Bala Murghab District in recent days as the security in the district deteriorated.

April 9 Ghazni Province: one civilian killed

The Taliban shot and killed a driver and wounded another in Moshaki area of Qara Bagh District when he refused to pay money for insurgents. The driver was killed at a Taliban checkpoint on the highway connecting Kabul to Kandahar.

April 9 Kandahar Province: 18 soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked border force security outposts in the Srochahan area of Shorabak District, killing 18 soldiers. Eight soldiers were missing after the Taliban attack. Local authorities claimed that 17 Taliban fighters were also killed in clashes with security forces.

April 9 Badghis Province: four police officers killed

The Taliban attacked and captured four security outposts in the Sang-e-Atash area of Moqor District, killing four police officers. Local officials claimed that the Taliban also suffered casualties in the attack.

April 9 Kunduz Province: three security forces killed

A Taliban Red Unit attacked two security outposts in the village of Tajikha in Chahardara District, where fighting continued for four hours. Two local police officers and one soldier were killed and two other soldiers were wounded in the clashes.

April 9 Sar-i-Pul Province: six security forces killed

Hundreds of Taliban fighters attacked two military bases in the villages of Tebar and Saray Khwaja in Sancharak District, where the fighting continued for three hours. Two soldiers, three pro-government militia members and one local police officer were killed and seven members of the security forces were wounded. Local authorities claimed that the Taliban also suffered casualties in the clashes.

April 8 Badghis Province: two soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked two security outposts in the village of Sang-e-Atesh in Moqor District, killing two soldiers. Afghan officials claimed that 12 Taliban fighters were also killed in the fighting.

April 8 Takhar Province: one local police officer killed

During an assault on the Taliban in the village of Haji Salam in Khwaja Ghar District by local police officers, a Taliban infiltrator opened fire on his colleagues, killing one local police officer, in what seems to be the second insider attack of the day in northern Afghanistan. The infiltrator then joined the Taliban.

April 8 Jowzjan Province: one pro-government militia member killed

The Taliban attacked four security outposts in the village of Turkmen Qodus in Qosh Tepa District, killing one pro-government militia member and wounding three others in four hours of fighting. Local authorities claimed that five Taliban fighters were killed and three others were wounded in the fighting.

April 8 Samangan Province: two soldiers killed in an insider attack

A Taliban infiltrator, who worked for six years as a soldier under a false identity, killed one of his colleagues as they were escorting someone in Samangan Province. The infiltrator then forced the Humvee driver to transport him to Taliban territory in the Zeraki area of Dar-e-Sof Payen District. The infiltrator then killed the driver, who was a soldier, and seized the Humvee and weapons inside.

April 8 Parwan Province: three American soldiers killed

Three American service members were killed, and three service members and one American contractor were wounded by a roadside bomb near Bagram Air Base in Bagram District. A vehicle laden with explosives targeted the convoy of American forces. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

April 8 Nangarhar Province: one police officer and one civilian killed

A police vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Third Police District of Jalalabad City, the provincial capital. A police officer and one civilian were killed, and five civilians were wounded in the explosion. The police vehicle and a minibus were destroyed in the explosion.

April 7 Kandahar Province: three soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a military convoy in Shawalikot District, killing three soldiers and wounding two others. Local officials claimed that 15 Taliban fighters were killed and two others were wounded.

April 7 Paktika Province: two police officers killed

The Taliban attacked police outposts in the Chena area of Sharana, the provincial capital, killing two police officers and wounding another.

April 7 Badghis Province: 12 security forces killed

Eight soldiers and four police officers were killed, 10 soldiers and 24 police officers were wounded during the military operation in Bala Murghab District on Saturday and Sunday. Military officials claimed that 99 Taliban fighters were killed, and 25 others were wounded during the ground and air operation in the district. The military operation to clear insurgents from the district is ongoing.

April 7 Kunduz Province: seven soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Qadamja in Imam Sahib District, where fighting continued for three hours. Insurgents ambushed reinforcements when they arrived, killing seven soldiers. The outpost was captured by the Taliban and nine soldiers, including two wounded, were taken prisoner.

April 6 Logar Province: four civilians killed

The head of the provincial council claimed that an American drone strike targeted a gathering of tribal elders in the Padkhab-e-Shana area of Pul-e-Alam, the provincial capital, killing four tribal elders. Local officials confirmed the airstrike was carried out by an American drone and the killing of four people. The government was still collecting information about the identity of those killed.

April 6 Sar-i-Pul Province: six security forces killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Qushqar in Sar-i-Pul, the provincial capital, where fighting continued for six hours. Four soldiers and two members of pro-government militias were killed, eight soldiers and eight members of pro-government militia members were wounded and another soldier was taken prisoner. A Humvee was destroyed by insurgents. An army outpost and three militia outposts were taken by insurgents, but were later recaptured by security forces.

April 6 Nangarhar Province: three civilians killed

Three civilians, including a woman, were killed, and 19 others, including four women and two children, were wounded in twin blasts in the Fourth Police District in Jalalabad City.

April 5 Jowzjan Province: six police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Digy in Faizabad District, killing six local police officers and wounding seven others. The Taliban were eventually pushed back with the arrival of reinforcements.

April 5 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

An armed man on a motorcycle opened fire on police in Kandahar City’s Sixth Police District. One police officer was killed and another was wounded in the attack. The attacker was able to flee from the area.

April 5 Takhar Province: five soldiers killed

The Taliban attack a security outpost in Dasht-e-Qala District, killing five soldiers and wounding eight others. The Taliban were pushed back with the arrival of reinforcements.

April 5 Badghis Province: three soldiers killed

Three soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Bala Murghab District. Officials claimed that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties in the district.

April 4 Jowzjan Province: six police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Faizabad District, killing six police officers and wounding another. Local authorities claimed that four Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes. The attack was pushed back by Afghan forces.

April 4 Baghlan Province: one civilian killed

A doctor was killed and 18 civilians, including two women and two children, were wounded by an explosion inside a health facility in Pul-i-Kumri City’s First Police District.

April 4 Badghis Province: 30 security forces killed

The Taliban attacked the Bala Murghab district center, killing at least 30 soldiers and police officers. Officials did not provide a breakdown of casualties. At least 21 soldiers were taken prisoners with five security outposts collapsing to insurgents. No reinforcements arrived to the district, despite many calls. Local authorities warned of a disaster in the district if the government does not pay attention. The Afghan Ministry of Defense claimed that security forces made a tactical retreat and that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties.

April 2 Balkh Province: eight security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Shikkha in Sholgara District, where the fighting continued for three hours. Four local police officers were killed in clashes with insurgents. The casualties only increased when reinforcements were ambushed by the Taliban. Two local police officers and two pro-government militia members were killed and six local police officers were wounded in the ambush. Insurgents were pushed back by security forces.

April 2 Oruzgan Province: at least 10 civilians killed

Mohammad Krim Karemi, deputy of the provincial council in Oruzgan, claimed that 13 civilians were killed and five others were wounded in an American airstrike on a hotel along the Oruzgan-Kandahar highway. Another official, Aminullah Tokhi, head of the provincial hospital, put the death toll at 10 civilians. The provincial governor’s office and the police chief of Kandahar, Tadin Khan, denied any civilian casualties in the airstrike, insisting that all of those killed were Taliban fighters.

April 2 Badakhshan Province: four security forces killed

One local police officer, one commando and two soldiers were killed during an operation to recapture Arghanchkhowa District. Local authorities claimed that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties, but they did not provide exact figures.

April 2 Faryab Province: three civilians killed

Three children were killed when a rocket fired by insurgents hit a house during a joint military operation. The operation was carried out by Afghan and American Special Forces against the Taliban in the Sakh-e-Bala area of Qaisar District. Local officials claimed that at least 10 insurgents were killed, and 11 others were arrested during the operation and that insurgents are using houses as trenches. Some Taliban targets were hit by American air power.

April 2 Takhar Province: five pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Kaftar Ali in Yangi Qala District, killing five pro-government militia members and wounding two others. Insurgents captured the outpost after two hours of fighting, seizing all weapons and equipment. The outpost was later recaptured by Afghan forces.

April 1 Zabul Province: three police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost in the Maki area of Mizani District, killing three police officers. One officer was taken prisoner by insurgents.

April 1 Kunduz Province: two civilian killed

A wedding convoy in Kunduz City, the provincial capital, left the bride’s house for the groom’s, and was stopped at a checkpoint near a busy picnic spot. Afghan forces, the wedding participants said, asked for money — not an unusual request of newlyweds here. In this case, the wedding party tried to bargain. The soldiers made clear it was a demand, witnesses said. Then came violence: One of the soldiers opened fire, killing two people — Mohammed Yonus, 14, and Rahimullah, 27.

April 1 Sar-i-Pul Province: five soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Palakhman Tepa in Sozma Qala District, killing five soldiers and wounding two others. Six soldiers were taken prisoner by insurgents. Two Humvees were destroyed during the clashes, as the Taliban overran the outpost and seized all weapons and equipment. Local officials claimed that six Taliban fighters were killed and another was wounded in the fighting.

April 1 Badghis Province: 15 soldiers killed

Fifteen soldiers were killed, seven others were wounded and two soldiers were taken prisoner after dozens of Taliban fighters attacked army outposts in the Lodinha area of Bala Murghab District. The security situation in the district has been deteriorating for a month and the central government has not answered their requests for support.

April 1 Jowzjan Province: two pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked pro-government militia outposts in the center of Qarqin District, where the fighting continued for four hours. Two pro-government militia members were killed and three others were wounded in the clashes. Local officials claimed that two Taliban fighters were killed and three others were wounded in the fighting.

March 31 Balkh Province: two members of pro-government militias killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Choqorak in Zarey District, killing two pro-government militia members and wounding six others. Two outposts were overrun by the Taliban, but were later captured by the security forces.

March 31 Herat Province: two police officers killed

Two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed two police officers in the Spin Ada area of Herat City, the provincial capital. The attackers were able to flee from the area.

March 30 Balkh Province: three security forces killed

The Taliban ambushed a convoy escorting the vice president of Afghanistan, general Abdul Rashid Dostum, in Timorak village of Charbulak District, killing three members of the security forces.

March 30 Ghazni Province: four students killed

Four students were killed and 13 students and two teachers were wounded when a mortar hit Mullah Noh Baba High School in Andar District. The mortar hit the school during clashes between the Taliban and security forces. It is not clear if the mortar was fired by the Taliban or government forces, but an investigation team was appointed to find out which side fired the mortar.

March 30 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked police forces in Drazb area of Shawalikot District, killing one police officer. Local authorities claimed that eight Taliban members were also killed in the fighting.

March 30 Kandahar Province: three police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost in Maiwand District, killing three police officers. Local authorities claimed that five Taliban insurgents were also killed during the fighting.

March 30 Zabul Province: four police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost in the Jaldak area of Sharisafa District, killing four police officers and wounding two others. Local officials claimed that the Taliban also suffered casualties in the clashes.

March 29 Badakhshan Province: six security forces killed

The Taliban attacked and captured Arghanjkhwa District, killing four police officers and two pro-government militia members. Qari Hafiz, the commander of pro-government forces in the district, and his son were among those killed. The Afghan Ministry of Interior said that they have retreated from the district to prevent more casualties, surrendering district control to the Taliban. The Ministry of Defense later said that the district was recaptured from the Taliban, and that 14 insurgents were killed there.

March 29 Ghazni Province: nine police officers killed

Nine police officers, including the chief of the Third Police District in Ghazni City, were killed and six others were wounded in the Taliban attacks on security outposts in the Say Zanakhan and Antan areas in the city. Local officials claimed that the Taliban also suffered casualties, but the exact number of their casualties was not clear.

 

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