12 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Kunduz Province

Kabul, – At least 12 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces lost their lives in an insider attack involving fellow soldiers in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, according to Afghan Khaama Press.

A security official in north of the country confirmed that the incident took place late on Monday night after two soldiers opened fire on comrades in a security post. The source further added that the outpost was located in the outskirts of Kunduz city.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far. Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.

The Taliban militants managed to briefly take control of the strategic Kunduz city last year but the Afghan forces managed to retake by launching a major offensive.

The group also launched numerous attacks by announcing their spring offensive in mid-April this year but failed to take control of any strategic area.

Source: Qatar News Agency