KABUL: 19 Afghan National Army soldiers (ANA) martyred by the armed Taliban in Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province, where seven others were reported to be arrested, an official said Sunday. Spokesperson for Kunar governor told BNA, armed Taliban attacked the ANA posts in Ghaziabad district early Sunday morning resulting in killing 19 ANA soldiers and arresting seven others, by the insurgents.
Police Chief, Col. Abdul Habib Sayedkhail confirmed the incident said three Taliban insurgents have also been killed.
Gen. ZahirAzimi, Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense confirming the report said militants attacked the posts in Ghaziabad district but refrained from giving further details about the exact number of casualties.
The Kabul Times