60 border police personnel surrender to Taliban in Badghis
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least 60 Afghan border police personnel have surrendered to Taliban in western Badghis province, an official said on Saturday.
Gen. Juma Khan Adil, commander of the 705th Border Police Zone, said 60 personnel surrendered in the Marchaq area of Bala Murghab district on Friday night.
But provincial council member Farid Akhizai told Pajhwok Afghan News 67 border police members submitted in Bala Murghab.
He said the policemen had been under Taliban’s siege for the past two days. Reinforcements were on the way to break the siege, but they came under ambush and could not reach the area.
Akhizai said two ANA soldiers were killed and three others wounded in the Taliban attack.
The militants claimed 15 security officials had suffered casualties in the attacks while 80 others surrendered.The surrendered forces also handed over a Ranger pick-up, a truck and another car to the fighters, the Taliban claimed.
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