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Afghan War Casualty Report: April 2020

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March 30 Jowzjan Province: three security forces killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Qarqin District, killing three pro-government militia members and wounding four others.

March 30 Baghlan Province: four soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost called Charshanba Tapa in Baghlan-e-Markazi District, killing four soldiers and wounding eight others. Local authorities claimed that 19 Taliban fighters were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Afghan air force.

March 30 Balkh Province: one security force killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Band-e-Cheep village of Zareh District, killing one pro-government militia member and wounding another.

March 30 Baghlan Province: five police officers killed

The Taliban attacked the Gargarak outpost of the Chashma-E-Shir area on the highway connecting Baghlan to Balkh Province. Five local police officers were killed and five others were wounded. Insurgents had planted bombs on the way to the outpost to thwart reinforcements, but security forces still made it to the area and pushed back the Taliban.

March 30 Badghis Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked police outposts in the village of Snjidak in Moqor District, killing one police officer and wounding three others before fleeing the area when reinforcements arrived.

March 30 Kabul Province: one security force killed

General Sharmila, the head of the Gender Department of the National Directorate of Security, died from wounds she sustained when a bomb attached to her car went off in the Makroyan area of Kabul City, the provincial capital.

March 30 Takhar Province: 13 security forces killed

A Taliban Red Unit equipped with night-vision goggles and silencer weapons attacked the center of Khwaja Ghar District from four directions, capturing three of the outposts and killing 10 local police officers and three national police officers. Five other officers, including the district police chief, were wounded in the attack, and the Taliban destroyed a military vehicle and looted two of the outposts.


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