11 Afghan soldiers killed in ambush with Taliban
KARUKH (Web Desk) - Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 11 Afghan soldiers in an ambush in western Herat province, police have told the BBC.
The convoy of pick-up trucks was attacked on Sunday evening in Karukh district of Herat, officials say.
Weapons were stolen by the Taliban from the scene of the attack, the Tolo news agency reported. It said that at least six soldiers had been injured.
The ambush follows fighting last week in the northern province of Kunduz.
The Taliban have increased attacks on the security forces since launching their annual spring offensive in late April, correspondents say.
It is feared that the violence this year could be worse than previous years, especially because the security forces are stretched on several fronts and facing record casualties.
Nato's combat mission in Afghanistan formally ended in December after 13 years, although a small contingent of foreign forces has remained in the country to provide training and support to local security forces.
The Herat provincial governor's spokesman told the BBC that an officer was among the 11 soldiers killed in the latest fighting.
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