The Taliban shot useless at the least 10 mine-clearing employees within the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, the inside ministry and a provincial official stated Wednesday, within the newest assault to rock the violence-wracked nation.
“The Taliban entered a compound of a mine-clearing company… and began taking pictures everybody,” inside ministry spokesman Tareq Arian informed reporters.
Baghlan governor’s spokesman Jawed Basharat informed AFP the incident occurred late Tuesday in an space managed by authorities forces, and that the attackers have been carrying masks.
Afghanistan is without doubt one of the most closely mined nations on the earth, a legacy of a long time of battle.
Baghlan province has seen fierce combating in latest months, with near-daily battles between the Taliban and authorities forces in a number of districts.
Violence has surged throughout the nation since Might 1 when the US army started its ultimate troop withdrawal.
In a number of districts the place combating has been intense in latest months, the insurgents have planted roadside bombs and mines to focus on authorities forces, however the explosives typically kill and wound civilians.