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Kapisa police official killed in Taliban attack

13 Aug 2020 Ariana News

Taliban militants gunned down an Afghan police official on Thursday in Parwan province, a local official confirmed. Abdul Shayiq Shurish, a spokesman for Kapisa police told Ariana News that Suliaman, the battalion commander of Kapisa police brigade, was killed by the Taliban at around 9 a.m. Thursday in Sayad village of Parwan. Meanwhile, a clash broke out between the Afghan forces and the insurgents in Shaker village in the Tagab district of Kapisa at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Shurish said, at least two local army soldiers were killed and another one was wounded in the battle. Four civilians including women and children were also injured in the clash, he added. Shurish claimed that the Afghan forces have inflicted casualties on the Taliban, saying that details yet to be determined. The Taliban yet to comment on the incidents. It comes as the intra-Afghan talks are expected to start next week in Doha, where the government and the Taliban delegations would negotiate a political settlement for ending the conflict in the war-weary country. The government negotiating team is expected to negotiate a comprehensive ceasefire in the first round of talks.

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