Kabul-Afghanistan (PMG)

Reporter: Ferdowsi Rasouli

According to local media, authorities in Jawzjan province have reported the killing of 14 security forces in an armed attack on a Taliban group at one of their security checkpoint. Reports say the Taliban attack took place around 3:30 am Monday.

Five others were wounded in the attack which happened around 3:30a.m., targeting a checkpoint in Hyderabad area of Faizabad district, said Abdul Maruf Azar, a spokesman for provincial governor.

Two other forces went missing following the assault, he said.

In response, Afghan forces killed seven Taliban insurgents and wounded three others.

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