Applied Knowledge

Taliban launch 9 attacks on security forces throughout Afghanistan, kill 59 

November 6th, 2018 · 12:55 pm @   -  No Comments
Date of Occurrence: 5th November 2018 Location: Afghanistan Event: Complex Attack Fatalities: 59 Injuries/Displaced: unk

During a 24 hour period 9 attacks were launched by the Taliban on security forces throughout Afghanistan killing at least 59 with many more wounded or missing, though the number is unclear. In Farah Province, Afghan Border Force headquarters was overrun after an hours long gun battle, with up to 20 killed and a further 25 taken prisoner. In Kandahar, three attacks killed 17 more officers. In Ghazni, a new joint military and police outpost was overrun when all 16 occupants were killed or wounded. In four smaller attacks, 9 more security forces were killed in Zabul, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul and Badghis. The attackers reportedly seized armored vehicles, trucks, weapons and ammunition.


NY Times