Taliban militants have killed at least five more police officers in Afghanistan’s western Farah Province, Press TV reports. The incident took place on Tuesday in Farah’s Posht Rod district. Reports say two police forces were killed in clashes with Taliban militants, while another three were killed after being abducted by the militants. Five Afghan policemen were also killed in a bomb explosion on Tuesday in Herat.
Late Monday, four Afghan intelligence personnel were killed in a Taliban attack against the US-run Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan’s Parwan Province near the Afghan capital Kabul.The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops in the war-torn nation. The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history. AZA/SZH/JR