Taliban kills 6 soldiers in Afghanistan

Updated - April 07, 2016 02:25 am IST

Published - December 02, 2014 01:33 pm IST - KABUL

An Afghan Army officer on Tuesday said that six soldiers have been killed in the north-western province of Badghis after insurgents launched several attacks on guard posts.

General Douod Shah Wafa, the commander of the Afghan National Army in the province, said Taliban gunmen used machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades to attack the posts in Bala Murghab district early on Tuesday morning.

In eastern Afghanistan, an official said an American drone killed five insurgents in Shirzad district in Nangahar province.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai , the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the drone strike on Monday killed three Taliban group commanders and two fighters.

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