Series of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's Kandahar leave 22 police dead


Four U.S. troops were injured Monday when a vehicle bomb detonated in Kandahar, the U.S. -NATO mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.

All four injured are in stable condition at us medical facilities, according to the statement.

He added that 13 police officers had been killed in the attack on Monday.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident.

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Kandahar police said that Taliban ambushed security forces check posts in Zhari and Maiwand districts.

In 2016, Afghan military officials also confirmed that a Taliban special forces unit called Red Group or Danger Group was deployed on the battlefield in 2015 and was using "advanced weaponry, including night vision scopes, 82mm rockets, heavy machine guns and US-made assault rifles".

The country's southern provinces have seen a rise in violence against Afghan forces recently.

After an army attack on the Taliban two months ago in the Bala Baoluk district of Farah Province, he said, night-vision goggles were found on the bodies of some of the insurgents.

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The Taliban attacks have not only increased lately, but they are even beginning to employ new tactics.

Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durani confirmed the attack and said 22 police killed and 15 others were wounded.

The insurgents have carried out more complex attacks against security forces in 2017, with SIGAR describing troop casualties in the early part of the year as "shockingly high".

Earlier it was reported that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation next year will increase the size of its mission in Afghanistan from 13 to 16 thousand people.

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