Taliban ambush security checkpoint in Badakhshan

Abdullah Naji Nazari, a member of the Badakhshan Provincial Council, said Tuesday the Taliban attacked a checkpoint in Pul-e-Soch in Badakhshan’s Jurm district at midnight on Monday.

The attack lasted for two hours.

According to Nazari, three soldiers were killed, three were wounded and three others were captured.

Nazari added that five armed Taliban were killed and eight others were wounded in the attack.

Local officials have not yet responded to calls for more information.

Taliban has also not commented.