Taliban used night-vision goggles to attack Afghan forces

Farah governor's spokesman Nasir Mehri told Anadolu Agency police checkpoints in Pul Regi area on the outskirts of provincial capital Farah City came under attack at around 2 a.m. Monday morning (2130 GMT Sunday).

The most recent attack, however, took place in the western Farah Province, the Times reported, and therefore it's unclear if it was carried out by so-called Taliban special operators.

Kandahar police said that Taliban ambushed security forces check posts in Zhari and Maiwand districts. The officers were still in their beds when they were killed.

One security official were injured.

According to Durani Taliban failed to gain control of the check posts and retreated.

Twenty two policemen also lost their lives in the clash, officials confirmed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in addition to other attacks on Monday, according to multiple reports.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, said that 13 Afghan police officers were killed in the Monday attack.

Hajji Abdul Rahman Aka, a village elder, said the insurgents had hidden in a graveyard and were monitoring the movement of the police using night-vision goggles.

The Taliban militants, who ruled the country before being ousted in late 2001, renewed armed insurgency, killing government troops as well as civilians.

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