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12 soldiers killed as Taliban storm security post in Nimroz

12 soldiers killed as Taliban storm security post in Nimroz

Nov 27, 2017 - 16:02

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least 12 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a Talibaninfo-icon attack on a security post in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Monday.

A local security official who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a large number of Taliban stormed an ANA post Manar area of the district on Sunday night.

The source said 12 ANA soldiers were killed in the incident. The official did not provide information about Taliban casualties but said the militants also took weapons of soldiers killed in the attack.

Reinforcement was arrived to the area and the Taliban were pushed back, he said. Taliban did not comment yet on the incident.

Manar security post is located on Zaranj-Delaram highway. Two days back, Khashrod administrative chief was killed in a bomb blast.



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