KABUL: At least 14 Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack in the northern Parwan Province that officials blamed on the Taliban — the first deadly incident since a three-day cease-fire ended.
Waheeda Shahkar, spokeswoman to the provincial governor, said on May 28 that the militants attacked a checkpoint in Parwan.
“The Taliban have also suffered casualties,” Shahkar added.
District police chief Hussain Shah said militants set fire to the checkpoint, killing five security force personnel. Two more were shot dead.
The Taliban has not immediately claimed the attack — the first apparent resumption of hostilities after a three-day cease-fire declared by the militants that provided a rare break from the violence ended on May 26.