Attacks leave at least 26 dead in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks leave at least 26 people dead, including six-member family

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Afghan security forces said at least 26 people were killed in Afghanistan’s southern province Kandahar in two separate attacks late on Monday, destroying a six-member family.

According to Kandahar governorate spokesman Taliban was responsible for the attacks which also killed at least 20 security forces, including soldiers and police officers.

Samim Hapelvak, the governorate spokesman, said a roadside car bomb was detonated when the six-member family’s vehicle was passing the Shah Wali Kot district, located in the north of Kandahar.

Hapelvak said Afghan Taliban launched an extensive attack against police officers and soldiers in Helmand province’s northern district of Nawzad early on Monday, where the official casualties took place.

Late in April, the Taliban announced they started their “spring offensive,” taking advantage of Afghan security forces’ unprepared conditions after foreign forces had started withdrawing their missions in the country.

TRTWorld and agencies