(KABUL, Afghanistan.) JUST IN: #Taliban militants have attacked a police checkpoint in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, leaving at least eight officers dead and three others injured, Balkh Police Chief Ajmal Fayez said on Wednesday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Jan.01: Fayez stated that a group of Taliban insurgents had attacked and seized control of a police checkpoint on the Mazari Sharif — Sheberghan highway for a short period of time overnight Tuesday and were soon repelled from the area: According to Afghan media, citing local officials, the Taliban had a mole among the checkpoint’s 14 officers who helped carry out the attack. The movement, however, has not yet addressed the incident.

Eight Policemen Killed in Afghanistan’s Balkh Province Following #Taliban Attack

Tensions in the country continue to escalate despite talks between the #Taliban and American officials, relaunched after a 3-month break: The previous year-long series of negotiations had seemingly reached a point where it looked like an agreement would be signed, but the talks were halted after the death of a US soldier in a Taliban attack.

#AceNewsDesk reports ………….Published: Jan.01: 2020

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