Taliban attack public police force base on Takhar-Kunduz highway

Heavy clashes are currently underway between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban in Qulburs on the Takhar-Kunduz highway, officials have confirmed.

Spokesman for the Takhar police, Khalil Asir, said clashes broke out at about 4am on Sunday when Taliban fighters attacked a Public Police Forces base.

According to Asir, the Taliban also destroyed a bridge nearby so as to prevent reinforcements from getting to the base.

However, troops have been deployed in an attempt to reach the base.

No details have yet been shared on whether there have been any casualties.