Long War Journal: Taliban captures more than 70 Afghan police in attack near the capital
The Afghan Taliban captured more than 70 Afghan policemen and took over a number of outposts after clashing with security forces in Jalrez district in the province of Wardak, just south of Kabul. The Afghan government is maintaining its unilateral ceasefire despite the current Taliban offensive.
The Taliban, in a statement released on its official website, claimed it “seized control [of] 13 posts and 1 base from the enemy” and “dozens of the enemy suffered casualties” and “72 surrendered themselves to Mujahideen after putting up a small resistance.”
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Update: Taliban take Afghan security forces hostage in Maidan Wardak (DW)
WNU Editor: What I do not understand is why is the Afghan government still sticking to a ceasefire that the Taliban have clearly shown no interest to abide by …. Violence Continues Despite Govt’s Ceasefire (TOLO News).