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Taliban claim killing 6 US-led forces


The Taliban militants in Afghanistan claim they have killed six US-led foreign forces in an attack in the western province of Farah.

A tank belonging to the US-led forces was reportedly destroyed and another one partially damaged in the attack.

On Friday, Afghan security officials said the attack was carried out as a suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to a US convoy in Kunsak area in the volatile Balablook district.

Security officials confirmed that a tank had been destroyed, but said they had no information regarding the casualties.

Attacks on foreign troops are expected to rise in the next months, as Taliban militants have announced the beginning of their ‘offensive’ across Afghanistan.

The militant group said it would use “every possible tactic” to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces. They specifically mentioned insider and bomb attacks.

The announcement prompted the Afghan authorities to tighten security in major cities across the country, including the capital Kabul.

According to the icasualties website, at least 3,330 foreign soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001, which was conducted as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.

The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the presence of foreign troops.

The increasing number of foreign military casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the United States and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the Afghan war.

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