Feb. 12 Takhar Province: three civilians killed
A rocket fired by the Taliban hit a house in the Chokary village of Dasht-e-Qala District, killing one woman and two children. Eight civilians were also wounded in the incident.
Feb. 11 Takhar Province: four security forces and two civilians killed
Afghan forces launched an operation against the Taliban in Dasht-e-Qala District. Two soldiers, one police officer and one pro-government militia member were killed in the fighting. A rocket fired by the Taliban during the clashes hit a house, killing two civilians and wounding four others. All the civilians were members of the same family. Around 3,000 civilians were displaced in three days of fighting in the district.
Feb. 11 Badghis Province: two soldiers killed
Two soldiers were killed, and three others were wounded in the Taliban attacks on army outposts in Bala Murghab District. Local officials claimed that one Taliban militant was killed, and two others were wounded in the fighting.
Feb. 11 Sar-i-Pul Province: one police officer killed
One police officer was killed and seven others were wounded in a Taliban attack on Sancharak District’s center. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were killed and seven were wounded in the fighting. The Taliban attack was repelled by security forces.
Feb. 10 Sar-i-Pul Province: one child killed
Three children were playing with a hand grenade in the Khair Abad village of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital, when the grenade exploded. A child was killed and two others were wounded. All victims were members of the same family.
Feb. 10 Takhar Province: three police officers killed
Three police officers were killed in a Taliban ambush on a convoy of Afghan security forces in the Qabristan area of Khwaja Ghar District. Fighting between security forces and the insurgents continued for an hour before insurgents left the area.
Feb. 10 Takhar Province: four police officers killed
The Taliban attacked two security outposts in the center of Khwaja Ghar District, where fighting continued for an hour. Four police officers were killed, and 11 others were wounded in the battle. The outpost was captured by the Taliban, but was retaken later by security forces.