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Afghan War Casualty Report: May 1-31

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by Afghanistan Strategic & policy Studies Organization (ASPSO) reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past 30 Days. 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.

At least 410 pro-government forces and 180 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past 30 days, in the deadliest week of fighting in 2019. Insurgent attacks intensified before and during a meeting between Afghan politicians and Taliban leaders in Moscow, a familiar Taliban tactic in which they intensify  and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

May 31 Herat Province: six soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Rubat area between Aobe and Pashtun Zarghon districts, killing six soldiers and wounding 10 others. The Taliban were equipped with sniper rifles and night-vision goggles, despite many calls for backup, reinforcements never arrived.

May 31 Kabul City: four civilians killed

A convoy of American forces was targeted by a car bomb in Qala-e-Wazir area of Kabul City, the capital, reportedly wounding four Americans. Four Afghan civilians were killed and three others were wounded in the explosion.

May 31 Oruzgan Province: 19 security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a police headquarters in Shahid Hasas District with two stolen Humvees packed with explosives. After the initial assault, a group of armed attackers entered the compound to kill survivors. At least 19 members of the security forces were killed, including 11 soldiers and eight police officers. Six police officers were wounded. An American airstrike targeted insurgents close to the district center, but they continue to have a presence there, and there are fears the Taliban will soon capture the district.

The deadliest incident took place in Ghor Province, where the Taliban attacked a village in the provincial capital, killing 18 people and wounding 17 others. Three members of the Afghan special forces, two police officers and 13 civilians were among those killed. The Taliban attacked local residents when they stood in support of security forces who were defending the village. In the neighboring province of Badghis, Afghan commandos suffered some of their highest casualties of the year. At least 16 Afghan commandos were killed and 15 others were wounded when insurgents attacked the center of Bala Murghab District, capturing the district police headquarters and governor’s office.

May 30 Kunduz Province: two civilians killed

Americans and Afghan Special Forces killed two farmers who were working in a wheat field in the village of Larkhabi in Gul Tepa District. Several other Taliban targets were bombed in the district.

May 30 Jowzjan Province: two police officers and one civilian killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Jarqoduq in Qosh Tepa District, killing two local police officers. One civilian was killed and another was wounded in the crossfire. Local authorities claimed that four Taliban members were killed and two others were arrested by security forces.

May 30 Kunduz Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked three security outposts in Chardara District, killing one local police officer and wounding five others, including two local police officers and three soldiers.

May 30 Faryab Province: 14 security forces killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Kohistan District, where fighting continued for six hours. At least 13 soldiers and one pro-government militia member were killed, three were wounded and two others were taken prisoner. Three outposts collapsed to the Taliban.

May 30 Jowzjan Province: four pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Qarqin District, killing four pro-government militia members. Local authorities claimed that eight Taliban fighters were also killed in the clashes and that they were pushed back by security forces.

May 30 Badghis Province: 16 commandos killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Bala Murghab District, as forces in the district police headquarters and governor office retreated to a nearby military base. At least 16 Afghan commandos were killed and 15 others were wounded in clashes with the Taliban. Fighting continued for the whole night and insurgents eventually captured the district center. Afghan forces had already suffered multiple casualties from previously defending the district center.

May 30 Balkh Province: seven pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked Dahshatan and Sorkh Gonbad villages in Dawlat Abad District, where fighting continued for several hours. Seven pro-government militia members were killed and eight others were wounded during the clashes. Local authorities claimed that 29 Taliban fighters were killed in the battle.

May 30 Kabul Province: six people killed

Six people were killed and six others were wounded in a suicide attack in Kabul. The attacker, who was on foot, was trying to enter Marshal Fahim Military University, but he was stopped by security forces at the first entrance, and he blew himself up. A breakdown of the casualties was not clear. Islamic State affiliated groups in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

May 29 Faryab Province: one civilian killed

The Taliban attacked an army security outpost in Khwaja Qoshori village of Khwaja Sabz Posh District. During the clashes, a rocket fired by the army hit a house in the area. A 13-year-old girl was killed and three other civilians were wounded.

May 29 Kabul Province: one police killed

Unknown gunmen attacked a police outpost in Kabul’s Eighth Police District, killing one police officer.

May 29 Khost Province: one civilian killed

Swat Gul, a tribal elder and former director of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in a mosque next to his home in the area of Habash Khail in Khost City, the provincial capital. The attackers escaped after the attack.

May 29 Khost Province: one civilian killed

One civilian was killed and five others were wounded, including women and children, when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in Cheghai village of Khost City, the provincial capital.

May 29 Baghlan Province: six soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked four military bases in Chashma-e-Shir area of Pul-i-Kumri City, the provincial capital, where fighting continued for three hours. Six soldiers were killed and four others were wounded during the clashes, but insurgent were eventually pushed back. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were killed in the battle.

May 28 Wardak Province: 10 police officers killed

The Taliban attack an outpost in Maidan Shahr, the provincial capital, where fighting continued for several hours. Nine police officers, all of Hazara ethnicity, were killed in an apparent insider attack by two other officers, who were Pashtun, and joined the insurgency after the attack. A bodyguard of the governor of Bamyan, who was traveling on the highway was killed by the Taliban during the same attack on the outpost.

May 28 Samangan Province: five soldiers and one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a military base called Khosh Dara in Dara-i-Suf Payin District, killing five soldiers and one police officer. Three police officers were also wounded in the attack. The insurgents were eventually pushed by reinforcements.

May 28 Khost Province: 13 soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a military outpost called Gorgori in Sabari District, killing 13 soldiers and wounding 10 others. The fighting continued for several hours around the outpost, which is on a hilltop providing security for the main highway in the province.

May 28 Ghor Province: five security forces killed

Four members of police special forces and one police officer were killed in a Taliban attack in Shahrak District. Earlier this month, flash floods damaged the Minaret of Jam, a Unesco world heritage site, so security forces were clearing the area of insurgents while workers tried to prevent further damage to the structure.

May 28 Ghor Province: 18 people killed

The Taliban attacked the village of Bara Khana in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital, killing 18 people and wounding 17 others. Three members of the special forces, two police officers and 13 civilians were among those killed. The Taliban attacked civilians when they showed support for security forces who were defending the village.

May 28 Ghazni Province: a military prosecutor and a civilian killed

The Taliban kidnapped a military prosecutor and a Zabul government official in Ghazni Province, while they were traveling on the highway connecting Kabul to Kandahar. They were later killed by insurgents and their bodies were sent to Helmand Province.

May 27 Sar-i-Pul Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Palakhman Tepa village of Sozma Qala District, killing one local police officer. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were killed during the clashes.

May 27 Kunduz Province: one civilian killed

Noor Mohammad Arab, the adviser for Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, was assassinated by unknown armed men in Kunduz City’s First Police District. A bodyguard of Mr. Arab was wounded in the attack.

May 27 Samangan Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Kotal-i-Robatak area of Aibak City, the provincial capital, killing one police officer and wounding another in two hours of fighting.

May 27 Kunduz Province: five pro-government forces killed

The Taliban attacked two security outposts in Chahar Tot area of Khan Abad District, killing three pro-government militia members and taking three militia members and three civilians prisoner. Insurgents captured the outpost after several hours of fighting. A Humvee of reinforcements was then hit by a rocket, killing two soldiers.

May 27 Badakhshan Province: one soldier killed

A roadside bomb hit a military vehicle in Dar-i-Yakh area of Arghankhwa District, killing one soldier and wounding two others.

May 27 Ghor Province: two pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in Quts area of Firoz Koh, the provincial capital, killing two pro-government militia members and wounding two others. Local authorities claimed that the Taliban also suffered casualties.

May 27 Sar-i-Pul Province: eight security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a military base called Qashqari and several security outposts in Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital, where fighting continued for nearly five hours. Eight members of the security forces were killed and 29 others were wounded. Three soldiers were taken prisoner by the Taliban. Insurgents captured the military base and a security outpost and burned it down. Insurgents captured three Humvees and set fire to two other Humvees. The provincial police chief who arrived as backup was also ambushed by insurgents.

May 27 Badghis Province: four pro-government militia members killed

Dost Mohammad Khan Seni, the commander of a pro-government militia, and three of his men were killed in a Taliban ambush in Laman area of Qala-e-Now, the provincial capital.

May 27 Balkh Province: three pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Omaki in Zarih District, killing three pro-government militia members and wounding another in several hours of fighting. Insurgents eventually captured the outpost, but it was later retaken by security forces.

May 26 Kunduz Province: three police officers killed

The Taliban attacked two security outposts in Kunduz City’s Third Police District, where clashes continued for several hours. Three local police officers were killed and four others were wounded in the battle, but the attackers were eventually pushed back.

May 26 Kunduz Province: two police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Chardara District, killing one local police officer and wounding another. Insurgents then fired a rocket at arriving reinforcements, hitting a Humvee and killing one local police officer and wounding two others.

May 26 Takhar Province: three security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Qala in Namak Ab District, killing two pro-government militia members and one police officer. Insurgents captured the outpost, but it was retaken later.

May 26 Paktia Province: one civilian killed

A roadside bomb hit a vehicle in Patan District, killing a tribal elder.

May 25 Faryab Province: three civilians killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Dawlat Abad District, where fighting continued for several hours. A 16-year-old boy who ran a grocery shop was killed by insurgents in a local market. Two other civilians were also killed during the fighting.

May 25 Kandahar Province: one civilian killed

A parked motorcycle packed with explosives blew up in Spin Boldak District. The blast missed its target, a passing police vehicle, and killed one civilian. Three other civilians were wounded in the incident.

May 24 Kandahar Province: one civilian killed

Two men were shot by unknown gunmen in the Second Police District of Kandahar City, the provincial capital. One of the victims died and another was critically wounded.

May 24 Farah Province: two civilians killed

A building housing a nongovernmental organization was hit by a drone strike in Shib Koh District, killing two employees. The organization was providing humanitarian assistance for the people in the district. The office was completely destroyed in the strike. An investigation was launched about the incident.

May 24 Sar-i-Pul Province: two soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Palakhman Tepa in Sozma Qala District, killing two soldiers including Salim Andarabi, an army company commander, and wounding six others.

May 24 Nangarhar Province: five civilians killed

Five civilians were killed during a military operation by a C.I.A.-backed Afghan strike force in Sherzad District, according to local residents. Protesters brought the bodies of two men, two children and a woman to the provincial governor’s office. Local authorities confirmed the operation and civilians casualties, but didn’t provide exact figures.

May 24 Paktika Province: 10 civilians killed

Afghan and American forces carried out a military operation in the area of Perkote in Awrgon District. Ten civilians were killed during the operation, according to local officials. The operation was not coordinated with the local authorities.

May 24 Balkh Province: six police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Sabzi Karha in Charbolak District, killing six local police officers and wounding nine others in two hours of battle.

May 24 Farah Province: three soldiers killed

A roadside bomb hit a military Humvee in the village of Shiwan in Balaboluk District, killing three soldiers and wounding seven others.

May 24 Kabul Province: two civilians killed

Samiullah Rayhan, a popular Afghan religious scholar who had voiced support for Afghanistan’s military and police, was killed in a bombing at a mosque in Kabul City. He was one of two people killed when an explosion ripped through Al-Taqwa mosque during Friday Prayer. Sixteen people were wounded, according to a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs.

May 22 Ghazni Province: two security forces and two civilians killed

Two children and two members of the security forces were killed and 12 people, seven civilians and five members of the security forces, were wounded, when a Humvee laden with explosives was hit by a rocket before reaching its target in Ghazni City. Four suicide attackers inside the Humvee were also killed. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

May 20 Kapisa Province: four civilians killed

A motorcycle was hit by a roadside bomb in the Dar-e-Afghani area of Nejrab District, killing one child, two women and a man. The bomb was planted by the Taliban to target security forces.

May 20 Paktia Province: two security forces killed

The Taliban killed two security guards of a former member of Afghan parliament in Milan Bazaar area of Gardez City, the provincial capital. The Taliban then seized the guards’ weapons.

May 19 Kunduz Province: two soldiers killed

The Taliban killed two soldiers in a bazaar in Shir Khan Port, a border pass between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, in Imam Sahib District. Insurgents then seized the soldiers’ weapons.

May 19 Kabul Province: three police officers killed

Three police officers were killed and three others were wounded in a Taliban attack on a police checkpoint in the Seventh Police District in Kabul City. Officials claimed that two attackers were killed by security forces.

May 19 Helmand Province: three civilians killed

At least three civilians were killed and eight others were wounded during a military raid by Afghan and American forces in Nahriseraj District.

May 19 Herat Province: an Iranian citizen and a police officer killed

An Iranian citizen and a police officer were killed and two police officers were wounded when a police truck was hit by a roadside bomb in Ghoryan District. The Iranian citizen was working on a railway project in the area.

May 19 Kandahar Province: one member of the special forces killed

Two gunmen shot and killed a member of the Afghan special forces in Kandahar City, the provincial capital.

May 19 Helmand Province: two police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost in Washir District, where the district’s deputy police chief rushed in with reinforcements for backup, but his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, which killed him and his bodyguard and wounded two other police officers. Local authorities claimed that four Taliban fighters were killed during the clashes.

May 18 Herat Province: three civilians killed

A bomb placed on a motorcycle went off in a market in Aobe District, killing three people and wounding 20 others, including Rahmuddin Sarwarzai, the district governor of Aobe. Children were also among those killed and wounded.

May 17 Balkh Province: two police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Urozgani in Chimtal District, where insurgents retreated after the arrival of reinforcements. As they were fleeing the area, insurgents fired a rocket that hit a Humvee, killing two police officers and wounding two others.

May 17 Jowzjan Province: one pro-government militia killed

At least one member of a pro-government militia was killed in apparent insider attack in the village of Kolbaqal in Aqcha District. The attacker took weapons from the outpost and joined insurgency.

May 17 Kabul Province: one civilian killed

An explosive attached to a government vehicle exploded in Kabul City’s Ninth Police District, killing one civilian and wounding another.

At least 80 pro-government forces and 29 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. The deadliest attack took place in Badghis Province, where the Taliban overran two outposts shared by the army, the police and the National Directorate of Security in Bala Murghab District, killing at least 20 soldiers and five police officers. In Paktika Province, hundreds of Taliban fighters attacked several security outposts in Mata Khan and Zurmat districts killing 13 police officers. In Ghazni Province, seven children were killed and two others were wounded after one of them stepped on a bomb planted by the Taliban in Moqor District.

May 16 Helmand Province: eight police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital. Ground forces called for air support, which bombed the police outpost, killing eight police officers and wounding 11 others. A battalion commander was among those killed. Local authorities claimed that Taliban fighters also suffered casualties.

May 16 Zabul Province: three police officers killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in the area of Suri in Shinky District, killing three police officers, including Qais Ahmad Helmandwal, a battalion commander, and wounding two officers. Local authorities claimed that seven Taliban fighters were killed and 11 others were wounded in the attack. The attack was eventually repelled by security forces.

May 15 Balkh Province: Taliban commander killed

The Afghan Ministry of Interior announced that a key Taliban commander, Mullah Khadem, was killed in a military operation this week. Local officials and residents in the district later confirmed that information, saying Khadem commanded around 10 insurgents in the area.

May 15 Zabul Province: five security forces killed

The Taliban stormed the center of Shamulzai District, located on the border with Pakistan, killing five members of the security forces. Additional forces from Kandahar Province and Zabul’s provincial capital arrived, eventually ending the assault. Local authorities claimed that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties in the attack, but did not release an exact figure. Some telecommunication towers in the district were burned down by insurgents.

May 15 Paktia Province: one soldier killed

The Taliban attacked a security outposts in the area of Machalgho in Ahmad Abad District, killing one soldier and wounding two others. Authorities claimed that the Taliban also suffered casualties; the insurgents were pushed back by security forces.

May 15 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

Two gunmen on a motorcycle killed one police officer who was in charge of a security outpost in Kandahar City, the provincial capital. The attackers were not captured.

May 14 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

One police officer was killed and another was wounded when an I.E.D. attached to their vehicle went off in Kandahar City, the provincial capital.

May 14 Jowzjan Province: one pro-government militia member killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Qarqin District, killing one militia member and wounding six others. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were killed and eight others were wounded in the clashes. The attack was stopped by security forces.

May 14 Baghlan Province: one civilian killed

One civilian was killed when an I.E.D. attached to his vehicle went off in Pul-i-Kumri City, the provincial capital. Three civilians were wounded in the explosion.

May 13 Nangarhar Province: four civilians killed

Four civilians were killed and 17 others wounded when four roadside bombs in Talashi Square in Jalalabad City, the provincial capital, simultaneously exploded.

May 13 Sar-i-Pul Province: seven pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Qashqari in Sar-i-pul City where the fighting continued for two hours. Seven pro-government militia members were killed, and six others were wounded. Three militias were taken prisoners by the Taliban. The outpost was eventually captured by insurgents, and reinforcements did not arrive despite many requests for support.

May 13 Badakhshan Province: four soldiers killed

The Taliban ambushed a vehicle of Afghan border forces in the village of Deh Naw of Shahri Buzurg District, killing a company commander and three soldiers, and wounding other. The soldiers were on their way to the bazaar to buy food.

May 12 Paktika Province: 13 police officers killed

Hundreds of Taliban fighters simultaneously attacked several security outposts in Mulayan area of Mata Khan District and Sarkai area of Zurmat District, where the fighting continued for several hours. At least 13 police officers were killed and 19 others were wounded in the attacks.

May 12 Baghlan Province: deputy of provincial intelligence department killed

Ghafoor Khan, the deputy of Baghlan’s National Directorate of Security, was killed in the Taliban ambush in Doshi District. One of his bodyguards was wounded in the attack.

May 12 Wardak Province: five civilians killed

The Taliban attacked the area of Mirhazar in Hesa-e-Dowom-e-Behsod District, killing five civilians and wounding 12 others. Five civilians went missing after the Taliban attack. The Taliban attacked a neighborhood populated by the Hazara minority as a sign of support for the Kuchi people, who are of Pashtun ethnicity. The Hazaras and Kuchis communities have been fighting over land in the area for many years.

May 11 Kabul Province: one civilian killed

Meena Mangal, a former journalist and current employee of Afghan Parliament, was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Kabul City.

May 11 Takhar Province: four police officers killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in the center of Khwaja Ghar District, killing four police officers and wounding five others.

May 11 Ghazni Province: seven children killed

Seven children were killed and two others were wounded after one of them stepped on a roadside bomb in the Chambaran area of Moqor District. The bomb was planted by the Taliban to target security forces.

May 11 Sar-i-Pul Province: one local police officer killed

Taliban fighters attacked security outposts in the village of Top Khana in Sancharak District, where the fighting continued for two hours. At least one police officer was killed in the attack. Local authorities claimed that the Taliban suffered casualties during the clashes.

May 11 Nangarhar Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban ambushed and killed a police officer in Kandak area of Kama District when he was driving home.

May 11 Samangan Province: three pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban ambushed a group of pro-government militia members who were patrolling the area of Dash-e-Gharma in Khuram Ao Sarbagh District, killing three of them during an hour of fighting.

May 11 Samangan Province: five civilians killed

The Taliban launched rocket attacks at a house in the Gola area of Dara-i-Suf Payan District, where the family of a pro-government militia commander was living. Five members of the family, including three women were killed, and 10 others were wounded.

May 10 Daikundi Province: six civilians killed

A vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Nawa Mesh District, killing six civilians and wounding five others. A woman and a child were among those killed.

May 10 Balkh Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked army and police outposts in Balkh District, killing one local police officer and wounding four soldiers and a police officer in four hours of battle. Local authorities claimed that five Taliban fighters were killed and seven others were wounded in the clashes.

May 10 Badghis Province: 25 security forces killed

The Taliban overran two outposts shared by the army, the police and the National Directorate of Security in the area of Akaziha in Bala Murghab District, killing at least 20 soldiers and five police officers. Insurgents attacked forces that arrived as backup, wounding 11 soldiers. The Taliban seized all weapons and equipment there.

May 9 Badakhshan Province: two soldiers killed

In the Safid Yalor area of Raghistan District, the Taliban ambushed the Third Border Battalion commander for Khwahan District, killing him and one of his bodyguards and wounding three others.

May 9 Logar Province: four local police officers killed

The Taliban attacked local police checkpoints in the Puli-Matani area of Pul Alam, the provincial capital, killing four and wounding three others.

May 9 Kunduz Province: one local police officer killed

The Taliban attacked Dasht-e-Archi District from four directions, killing a local police officer and wounding three others. The insurgents then overran the outpost.

May 9 Nangarhar Province: four civilians killed

A C.I.A.-backed Afghan strike force launched an operation in Chaparhar District, killing four civilians and wounding two others. Among those killed were a father and his son, both teachers.

May 9 Balkh Province: five police officers killed

A Taliban Red Unit attacked a police outpost in Kholm District, killing five police officers and wounding five others. The fighting went on for an hour until government reinforcements arrived and pushed the Taliban back.

May 8 Kabul Province: nine killed in aid group attack

Taliban militants attacked the compound of Counterpart International, an American-run contractor, in the Afghan capital, killing at least nine people and wounding 20 others. Most of the victims were civilians, but one police commando died too. Among the dead were three employees of the American aid group CARE, which has offices nearby.

May 8 Oruzgan Province: six civilians killed

A home in the Torachina area of Tarinkot District was hit by airstrikes from a foreign aircraft during a joint operation, killing six members of the same family. Two women and four children were buried under the collapsed home. Local officials said the operation lasted two days.

May 8 Takhar Province: two police killed

The Taliban attacked an outpost in the Khwaja Ghar District. Two police officers were killed during an hour of fighting.

May 8 Samangan Province: three pro-government militia members killed

Insurgents ambushed pro-government militias in the Doey village of Roy Do Aab District, killing three militia members and wounding three others. The fighting lasted two hours.

May 8 Balkh Province: two pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban killed two pro-government militia members in the Koshenda District. The militants killed one of the militia members in front of his family at his home.

May 8 Faryab Province: two commandos killed

Roadside bombs hit an Afghan commando force vehicle in Khwaja Sabz Posh District, killing two commandos and wounding six others.

May 8 Faryab Province: two soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked an Afghan army outpost in the village of Naw Dara in Qaisar District. During an hour of fighting, two soldiers were killed and two others were wounded. The Taliban were pushed back after reinforcements arrived.

May 8 Herat Province: three civilians killed

The Taliban attacked a tribal elder’s house in Farsi District, killing three members of a family and abducting a man who lived there.

May 7 Baghlan Province: one local police killed

Mohammad Aziz, a member of the Afghan local police, was killed by the Taliban in front of his family in the Hassan Tal area of Baghlan-e-Markazi District.

May 7 Balkh Province: one pro-government militia member and a civilian killed

During a clash between local police and local jihadi commanders in Balkh District, one civilian and one militia member were killed and five people, including three civilians, were wounded.

May 7 Laghman Province: three police officers killed

A roadside bomb exploded in Alingar District, killing a police chief and his two bodyguards as they drove along a local road.

May 7 Takhar Province: eight security forces killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts on the Khawaja Bahauddin-Darqad District highway, capturing one outpost. Five security force members were killed and two were wounded.

May 6 Herat Province: 14 civilians and five pro-government forces killed

The Taliban attacked the village of Barpul village in Farsi District, killing 14 villagers and five pro-government militia members.

May 6 Ghazni Province: two security forces killed

Afghan security forces intercepted Taliban fighters as they prepared to attack an outpost in the Jaghori District. During the ensuing firefight, two security force members were killed.

May 5 Baghlan Province: 20 police officers killed

Taliban fighters launched a coordinated suicide attack on police headquarters in Pul-i-Kumri, the provincial capital, killing 20 police officers and wounding 62 others as the officers lined up to collect their monthly pay. Among the wounded were 12 civilians, including eight women and four children.

May 5 Logar Province: three civilians killed

A C.I.A.-backed Afghan strike force killed three civilians, including a young girl, and wounding one other in the Padkhab Shana area of Pul Alam, the provincial capital. Local officials complained that the unit failed to notify them that an attack was planned.

May 5 Paktika Province: one civilian killed

In Yousaf Khail District, unknown gunmen killed Ghulam Rahman Hamdard, the head of the Department of Work and Social Affairs in the province. Attackers entered his home, then stabbed and shot him. The incident is under investigation.

May 4 Takhar Province: three pro-government militia members killed

A Taliban Red Unit attacked a security outpost in the village of Sayed Ha in Yangi Qala District. During three hours of fighting, three pro-government militia members were killed and four were wounded. Government reinforcements were sent to the area.

May 3 Paktia Province: two civilians killed

In the Hassan Khail area of Ahmad Khail District, the Taliban killed the wife and son of a soldier deployed with the Afghan Army.

May 3 Ghazni Province: five civilians killed

Two civilians from Paktia Province who were working in Ghazni’s Deh Yak District were killed by an unknown insurgent group. On the same day, three civilians were shot and killed on a highway by the Taliban in Qarabagh District. Two others were wounded.

May 3 Zabul Province: four security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a police security checkpoint in Shinky District, killing the district police chief and the district director of the National Directorate of Security. Two police officers were also killed and three were wounded.

May 3 Baghlan Province: 10 security forces killed

A Taliban Red Unit attacked Borka District headquarters, a district office and several security outposts. During six hours of fighting, 10 security force members — seven soldiers, two police officers and one National Directorate of Security officer — were killed and six others were wounded.

May 3 Sar-i-Pul Province: two security forces killed

The Taliban abducted a deputy police chief and a local commander of Sozma Qala District while they were drunk and traveling through a Taliban-controlled area to Do Aaba village. They were later killed.

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.

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