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20 ANA members killed, dozen missing in Nimroz

20 ANA Members Killed, Dozen Taken Hostage in Nimroz

ZARANJ – At least 20 Afghan National Army (ANA) members were killed in a Taliban attack on their outpost in Khashrod district of Nimroz province Thursday evening, local authorities said.
Jalil Ahmad Watandost, Khashrod District Governor, said further six army members were taken hostage by the Taliban.
While local officials did not provide further details on the attack, photos circulating on social media show the Taliban taking a number of Afghan armies hostage.
The Ministry of Defense or Interior Affairs did not immediately confirmed the incident.
This comes amidst a sharp increase in violence across the country despite ongoing peace negotiations between the Afghan and Taliban representatives in Doha.
(Sahar News)

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