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Afghan War Casualty Report: July 2020 Afghan War Casualty Report: July 2020
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The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan for the month. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases, these cannot be independently verified by The Times. Similarly, the reports do not include Taliban claims for their attacks on the government unless they can be verified. Both sides routinely inflate casualty totals for their opponents.The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan for the month. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases, these cannot be independently verified by The Times. Similarly, the reports do not include Taliban claims for their attacks on the government unless they can be verified. Both sides routinely inflate casualty totals for their opponents.
At least 117 pro-government forces and 32 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. The deadliest attack took place in Kandahar Province, where 14 police officers were killed in an insider attack in the Malid area of Takhtapol District. Eight police officers who were possibly Taliban infiltrators seized a police truck with weapons and then joined the insurgency. In Kunduz Province, the Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Shinwariha area of the Second Police District in Kunduz City, the provincial capital, capturing the outpost, killing nine police officers, and wounding six others. A Humvee belonging to reinforcements was targeted with a rocket and destroyed. At least 28 pro-government forces and 26 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. An additional 15 people were killed in Logar on July 30 after a car bomb exploded near the Ghazi roundabout in Pul-e-Alam, the provincial capital, though officials did not have a breakdown of military and civilian casualties. An additional 30 people were wounded in that attack. In Ghor Province, where the Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Kharestan in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital, killing four commandos and wounding seven security forces, including four soldiers and three members of the National Directorate of Security. Three soldiers were taken prisoner by insurgents after the attack and two Humvees were seized. One day earlier, in Baghlan Province, a minibus hit a roadside bomb in the Chashma-e-Shir area of Pul-i-Kumri, the provincial capital, killing four civilians and wounding another.
[Read the Afghan War Casualty Report from previous weeks.][Read the Afghan War Casualty Report from previous weeks.]
July 30 Kandahar Province: nine civilians killed
Nine civilians were killed and 50 others were wounded when artillery rounds fired from Pakistan hit a border town in Spin Boldak District. Afghan and Pakistani forces briefly exchanged fire as well.
July 30 Logar Province: 15 people killed
A car bomb exploded near the Ghazi roundabout in Pul-e-Alam, the provincial capital, killing 15 soldiers and civilians. Thirty people were also wounded. Officials did not provide a breakdown of casualties. The Taliban denied involvement in the attack.
July 30 Sar-i-Pul Province: one civilian killed
An English teacher was shot and killed and another teacher was kidnapped by the Taliban in Korak area of Sar-i-Pul, the provincial capital.
July 29 Laghman Province: one civilian killed
One civilian was killed and nine others wounded when a motorcycle bomb exploded in the Sultan Ghazi area of Mehtarlam City, the provincial capital.
July 29 Herat Province: three civilians killed
A bomb attached to a minibus went off in the village of Mahal-e-Haji Abbas in the 12th Police District of Herat City, the provincial capital, killing three civilians and wounding five others.
July 29 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed
The director of Sarpoza prison in Kandahar, Mohammad Gul Mujahid, died of wounds sustained after he was shot by unknown gunmen in the Ninth Police District of Kandahar City, the provincial capital, one month ago.
July 29 Uruzgan Province: three police officers killed
A Humvee of Afghan police forces hit a roadside bomb in the Nachin area of Tarin Kot, the provincial capital, killing three police officers and wounding another.
July 27 Helmand: one security force killed
An Afghan army Black Hawk chopper crashed in the Maidancha area of Kajaki District, killing one soldier on board and wounding two others. The Taliban claimed that they had shot the chopper, though Afghan officials blamed the crash on technical issues.
July 27 Balkh Province: two police officers and two civilians killed
Two Taliban fighters shot and killed two police officers who were patrolling on a motorcycle in the center of Balkh District. Two civilians were also killed and the attackers managed to escape.
July 26 Herat Province: four soldiers killed
A Taliban roadside bomb hit a Humvee in the village of Koshk-e-Sirwan of Pashton Zarghon District, killing four soldiers and wounding another.
July 26 Uruzgan Province: four security forces killed
A Taliban infiltrator killed four pro-government militia members in a security outpost in the Chinarak area of Tarin Kot. The attacker seized the weapons, a police vehicle and the equipment in the outpost before joining the insurgency.
July 26 Ghor Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban attacked security forces in the village of Badgah in Firoz Koh, killing one police officer over two hours of fighting.
July 25 Badghis Province: one police officer killed
A Taliban sniper shot and killed an on-duty police officer in his outpost in the center of Qadis District.
July 25 Badghis Province: one pro-government militia member killed
A Taliban sniper shot and killed a member of a pro-government militia when he was on duty in the village of Baghbanha of Qala-e-Naw City, the provincial capital.
July 25 Kabul Province: one civilian and one police officer killed
Unknown gunmen attacked a vehicle in Kalankan District, killing the civilian deputy of Kapisa police and an additional officer, while wounding the administrative deputy of Kapisa Police. The attackers were on a motorcycle and managed to escape.
July 25 Badghis Province: three security forces and one civilian killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the center of Qadis District, killing three members of Afghan security forces, including one national police officer and two local police officers. An additional two police officers were wounded in the battle while a civilian was also killed in the crossfire. Local authorities claimed that one insurgent was killed and another was wounded in the clash.
July 25 Ghor Province: four commandos killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Kharestan in Firoz Koh, killing four commandos and wounding seven security forces, including four soldiers and three members of the National Directorate of Security. An additional three soldiers were taken prisoner by insurgents after the attack, during which two Humvees were seized.
July 24 Kandahar Province: two police officers killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Toghi area of Maruf District, killing two police officers and wounding six others. Local authorities claimed that seven Taliban fighters were killed and 11 others were wounded in the clash; moreover, an additional 20 insurgent fighters were killed by American air power.
July 24 Baghlan Province: four civilians killed
A minibus hit a roadside bomb in the Chashma-e-Shir area of Pul-i-Kumri, the provincial capital, killing four civilians and wounding another.
July 24 Faryab Province: four civilians killed
The Taliban fired missiles on the center of Shirin Tagab and Dawlat Abad Districts, killing four children and wounding 10 others.
At least 117 pro-government forces and 32 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. The deadliest attack took place in Kandahar Province, where 14 police officers were killed in an insider attack in the Malid area of Takhtapol District. Eight police officers who were possibly Taliban infiltrators seized a police truck with weapons and then joined the insurgency. In Kunduz Province, the Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Shinwariha area of the Second Police District in Kunduz City, the provincial capital, capturing the outpost, killing nine police officers, and wounding six others. A Humvee belonging to reinforcements was targeted with a rocket and destroyed.
July 23 Kandahar Province: one police officer and one civilian killedJuly 23 Kandahar Province: one police officer and one civilian killed
A police vehicle was blown up by a roadside bomb in the Seventh Police District of Kandahar City. One civilian and one police officer were killed in the explosion. A police officer and one civilian were also wounded in the explosion.A police vehicle was blown up by a roadside bomb in the Seventh Police District of Kandahar City. One civilian and one police officer were killed in the explosion. A police officer and one civilian were also wounded in the explosion.
July 23 Ghazni Province: three civilians killedJuly 23 Ghazni Province: three civilians killed
Three civilians were killed when their vehicle was blown up by a Taliban roadside bomb in the Arzo area of Ghazni City, the provincial capital.Three civilians were killed when their vehicle was blown up by a Taliban roadside bomb in the Arzo area of Ghazni City, the provincial capital.
July 23 Faryab Province: one police officer killedJuly 23 Faryab Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban attacked Shirin Tagab District, killing one member of the police special forces during an hour of fighting.The Taliban attacked Shirin Tagab District, killing one member of the police special forces during an hour of fighting.
July 23 Ghazni Province: one police officer killedJuly 23 Ghazni Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban attacked the center of Khawja Omari District, killing one police officer and wounding seven security forces.The Taliban attacked the center of Khawja Omari District, killing one police officer and wounding seven security forces.
July 23 Ghazni Province: six security forces killedJuly 23 Ghazni Province: six security forces killed
A Taliban Red Unit equipped with night-vision goggles and marksmen attacked a security outpost in the Naw Deh village of Qarabagh District, killing six pro-government militia members and wounding seven others.A Taliban Red Unit equipped with night-vision goggles and marksmen attacked a security outpost in the Naw Deh village of Qarabagh District, killing six pro-government militia members and wounding seven others.
July 23 Baghlan Province: four police officers killedJuly 23 Baghlan Province: four police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Dahan-e-Kro area of Doshi District, killing four local police officers before capturing the outpost and all of the weapons and equipment therein.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Dahan-e-Kro area of Doshi District, killing four local police officers before capturing the outpost and all of the weapons and equipment therein.
July 23 Baghlan Province: three police officers killedJuly 23 Baghlan Province: three police officers killed
A Taliban Red Unit attacked a security outpost in the Fabrika-e-Qand area of Pul-i-Kumri City, the provincial capital, killing three police officers and wounding four others.A Taliban Red Unit attacked a security outpost in the Fabrika-e-Qand area of Pul-i-Kumri City, the provincial capital, killing three police officers and wounding four others.
July 22 Baghlan Province: two civilians killedJuly 22 Baghlan Province: two civilians killed
Due to incorrect intelligence, the Afghan air force bombed a house in the Alauddinkhil village of the Dand-e-Ghori area in the Fifth Police District of Pul-i-Kumri City. A woman and a child were killed, while eight others were wounded.Due to incorrect intelligence, the Afghan air force bombed a house in the Alauddinkhil village of the Dand-e-Ghori area in the Fifth Police District of Pul-i-Kumri City. A woman and a child were killed, while eight others were wounded.
July 22 Parwan Province: three soldiers killedJuly 22 Parwan Province: three soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Antan-e-Dahan Rang Aab area of Siahgird District, killing three soldiers and wounding three others. Local authorities claimed that eight Taliban fighters were also killed in the clash.The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Antan-e-Dahan Rang Aab area of Siahgird District, killing three soldiers and wounding three others. Local authorities claimed that eight Taliban fighters were also killed in the clash.
July 22 Sar-i-Pul Province: two security forces killedJuly 22 Sar-i-Pul Province: two security forces killed
A group of Taliban insurgents attacked the Tal-e-Aashiqan village of Balkh Aab District, killing two pro-government militia members.A group of Taliban insurgents attacked the Tal-e-Aashiqan village of Balkh Aab District, killing two pro-government militia members.
July 22 Ghor Province: two commandos killedJuly 22 Ghor Province: two commandos killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Kharestan in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital, killing two commandos and wounding three commandos, two members of the National Directorate of Security and two police officers.The Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Kharestan in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital, killing two commandos and wounding three commandos, two members of the National Directorate of Security and two police officers.
July 22 Herat Province: two civilians killedJuly 22 Herat Province: two civilians killed
A man and one child were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the village of Estow in Adraskan District. The civilians were on their way to meet a local Taliban commander who was recently released from Bagram prison. The commander’s sister and a child were wounded.A man and one child were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the village of Estow in Adraskan District. The civilians were on their way to meet a local Taliban commander who was recently released from Bagram prison. The commander’s sister and a child were wounded.
July 22 Kandahar Province: two civilians killedJuly 22 Kandahar Province: two civilians killed
A vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Jelawor area of Arghandab District, killing two civilians and wounding three others.A vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Jelawor area of Arghandab District, killing two civilians and wounding three others.
July 22 Kandahar Province: three police officers killedJuly 22 Kandahar Province: three police officers killed
An armed man on a motorcycle opened fire on a police patrolling vehicle in the Shifa village of Dand District, killing three police officers.An armed man on a motorcycle opened fire on a police patrolling vehicle in the Shifa village of Dand District, killing three police officers.
July 22 Baghlan Province: four soldiers killedJuly 22 Baghlan Province: four soldiers killed
Four soldiers were killed when their Humvee hit a roadside bomb in the Dand-e-Ghori area of the Fifth Police District of Pul-i-Kumri City.Four soldiers were killed when their Humvee hit a roadside bomb in the Dand-e-Ghori area of the Fifth Police District of Pul-i-Kumri City.
July 22 Uruzgan Province: seven security forces killedJuly 22 Uruzgan Province: seven security forces killed
A Humvee that had been transferring high-ranking officials to the center of Khas Uruzgan District hit a roadside bomb, killing Dad Gul, the district police chief, Muhibullah, the district police commander, and Abdul Rashid, Afghan army commander in the district. Four other security forces were killed in the explosion.A Humvee that had been transferring high-ranking officials to the center of Khas Uruzgan District hit a roadside bomb, killing Dad Gul, the district police chief, Muhibullah, the district police commander, and Abdul Rashid, Afghan army commander in the district. Four other security forces were killed in the explosion.
July 22 Kandahar Province: one police officer killedJuly 22 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed
A roadside bomb detonated near Kandahar University in the 14th Police District, killing one police officer and wounding four others.A roadside bomb detonated near Kandahar University in the 14th Police District, killing one police officer and wounding four others.
July 21 Faryab Province: one soldier killedJuly 21 Faryab Province: one soldier killed
The Taliban captured Kohistan District after nearly a week of fighting, forcing Afghan forces to abandon their security outposts, military bases and the district governor’s office. One soldier was killed in the clash.The Taliban captured Kohistan District after nearly a week of fighting, forcing Afghan forces to abandon their security outposts, military bases and the district governor’s office. One soldier was killed in the clash.
July 21 Kandahar Province: 14 police officers killedJuly 21 Kandahar Province: 14 police officers killed
Fourteen police officers were killed in an insider attack in the Malid area of Takhtapol District. Eight police officers who were possibly Taliban infiltrators seized a police truck with weapons and joined the insurgency.Fourteen police officers were killed in an insider attack in the Malid area of Takhtapol District. Eight police officers who were possibly Taliban infiltrators seized a police truck with weapons and joined the insurgency.
July 21 Helmand Province: two soldiers killedJuly 21 Helmand Province: two soldiers killed
A car bomb targeted a military camp in Nahre-Seraj District, killing two soldiers and wounding six others. Local authorities claimed that three Taliban fighters were killed in the clash, which broke out after the explosion.A car bomb targeted a military camp in Nahre-Seraj District, killing two soldiers and wounding six others. Local authorities claimed that three Taliban fighters were killed in the clash, which broke out after the explosion.
July 21 Baghlan Province: one civilian killedJuly 21 Baghlan Province: one civilian killed
A civilian was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the First Police District of Pul-i-Kumri City.A civilian was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the First Police District of Pul-i-Kumri City.
July 21 Ghazni Province: one civilian killedJuly 21 Ghazni Province: one civilian killed
The Taliban killed a civilian driver after accusing him of cooperating with the government in the Arzo area of Ghazni City. The driver was taken from his house and killed in the bazaar area of Arzo.The Taliban killed a civilian driver after accusing him of cooperating with the government in the Arzo area of Ghazni City. The driver was taken from his house and killed in the bazaar area of Arzo.
July 21 Helmand Province: two civilians killedJuly 21 Helmand Province: two civilians killed
A motorcycle hit a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban in the Abashk area of Greshk District, killing a woman and a man.A motorcycle hit a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban in the Abashk area of Greshk District, killing a woman and a man.
July 21 Helmand Province: two civilians killedJuly 21 Helmand Province: two civilians killed
A woman and a man were killed when their motorcycle was blown up by a Taliban roadside bomb in the Kacha area of Greshk District.A woman and a man were killed when their motorcycle was blown up by a Taliban roadside bomb in the Kacha area of Greshk District.
July 21 Nimroz Province: six police officers killedJuly 21 Nimroz Province: six police officers killed
The Taliban attacked the center of Chakhansor District, killing six police officers and wounding an additional 18 security forces. The Taliban were aiming to capture the district but were pushed back by security forces.The Taliban attacked the center of Chakhansor District, killing six police officers and wounding an additional 18 security forces. The Taliban were aiming to capture the district but were pushed back by security forces.
July 20 Baghlan Province: five civilians killedJuly 20 Baghlan Province: five civilians killed
Afghan security forces received intelligence about a Taliban gathering in a house in the Larkhabi village of Dahna-e-Ghori District and then shared the location with the Afghan air force. Two houses in the area were bombed three times, killing three men and two women, while wounding five others. By the time of the attack, the Taliban had already left the area.Afghan security forces received intelligence about a Taliban gathering in a house in the Larkhabi village of Dahna-e-Ghori District and then shared the location with the Afghan air force. Two houses in the area were bombed three times, killing three men and two women, while wounding five others. By the time of the attack, the Taliban had already left the area.
July 20 Herat Province: one local police officer killedJuly 20 Herat Province: one local police officer killed
The Taliban attacked the district governor’s office in Obe District, killing one local police officer and wounding three others. Local authorities claimed that eight members of the Taliban were killed and 13 others were wounded.The Taliban attacked the district governor’s office in Obe District, killing one local police officer and wounding three others. Local authorities claimed that eight members of the Taliban were killed and 13 others were wounded.
July 20 Kunduz Province: five soldiers killedJuly 20 Kunduz Province: five soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked a military base in the Kocha-e-Qazaq area of Ali Abad District. When reinforcements reached the area, they were ambushed insurgents. Five soldiers were killed, six others were wounded and one Humvee was destroyed.The Taliban attacked a military base in the Kocha-e-Qazaq area of Ali Abad District. When reinforcements reached the area, they were ambushed insurgents. Five soldiers were killed, six others were wounded and one Humvee was destroyed.
July 20 Baghlan Province: one civilian killedJuly 20 Baghlan Province: one civilian killed
Unknown gunmen shot and killed the director of the Gulmiran-e-Shahid school in his home in the Golmiran village of Nahrin District. Two children were also wounded in the incident. The attackers managed to escape.Unknown gunmen shot and killed the director of the Gulmiran-e-Shahid school in his home in the Golmiran village of Nahrin District. Two children were also wounded in the incident. The attackers managed to escape.
July 20 Kunduz Province: nine police officers killedJuly 20 Kunduz Province: nine police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Shinwariha area of the Second Police District in Kunduz City, capturing the outpost, killing nine police officers and wounding six others. A Humvee belonging to reinforcements was targeted with a rocket and destroyed.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Shinwariha area of the Second Police District in Kunduz City, capturing the outpost, killing nine police officers and wounding six others. A Humvee belonging to reinforcements was targeted with a rocket and destroyed.
July 19 Balkh Province: three security forces killedJuly 19 Balkh Province: three security forces killed
The Taliban attacked the center of Dawlat Abad District, killing three pro-government militia members, wounding two others, and taking another prisoner over nearly two hours of fighting.The Taliban attacked the center of Dawlat Abad District, killing three pro-government militia members, wounding two others, and taking another prisoner over nearly two hours of fighting.
July 19 Badghis Province: four soldiers killedJuly 19 Badghis Province: four soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Qarchaghai of Qadis District, killing four soldiers and wounding another. Local authorities claimed that one Taliban fighter was also killed.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Qarchaghai of Qadis District, killing four soldiers and wounding another. Local authorities claimed that one Taliban fighter was also killed.
July 19 Ghazni Province: four security forcesJuly 19 Ghazni Province: four security forces
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Karosi area of Qarabagh District, killing four pro-government militia members and wounding three others.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Karosi area of Qarabagh District, killing four pro-government militia members and wounding three others.
July 18 Badghis Province: three civilians killedJuly 18 Badghis Province: three civilians killed
A man and his wife and child were traveling by motorcycle when they were killed by a roadside bomb in the village of Gaz-qol in Ab-Kamari District.A man and his wife and child were traveling by motorcycle when they were killed by a roadside bomb in the village of Gaz-qol in Ab-Kamari District.
July 18 Kunduz Province: seven soldiers killedJuly 18 Kunduz Province: seven soldiers killed
An Afghan army base located in the Zakhil Village of Kunduz City received an errant report about the formation of a Taliban checkpoint in the village and was ambushed after deploying to the area. Seven soldiers were killed, another was wounded, and two others escaped, while the insurgents seized the soldiers’ rifles.An Afghan army base located in the Zakhil Village of Kunduz City received an errant report about the formation of a Taliban checkpoint in the village and was ambushed after deploying to the area. Seven soldiers were killed, another was wounded, and two others escaped, while the insurgents seized the soldiers’ rifles.
July 18 Kabul Province: two soldiers killedJuly 18 Kabul Province: two soldiers killed
Two soldiers who were also brothers were shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the Qala-E-Musa area of Qarabagh District while on their way to the Bagram Airfield, the largest military base in Afghanistan. The attackers managed to escape from the area.Two soldiers who were also brothers were shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the Qala-E-Musa area of Qarabagh District while on their way to the Bagram Airfield, the largest military base in Afghanistan. The attackers managed to escape from the area.
July 18 Faryab Province: one security force killedJuly 18 Faryab Province: one security force killed
A Taliban marksman shot and killed an on-duty pro-government militia member in the Sayyad Village of Shirin Tagab District.A Taliban marksman shot and killed an on-duty pro-government militia member in the Sayyad Village of Shirin Tagab District.
July 18 Faryab Province: one security force killedJuly 18 Faryab Province: one security force killed
A Taliban marksman shot and killed a member of the National Directorate of Security, Afghnistan’s intelligence agency, in the center of Almar District.A Taliban marksman shot and killed a member of the National Directorate of Security, Afghnistan’s intelligence agency, in the center of Almar District.
July 18 Badghis Province: two security forces killedJuly 18 Badghis Province: two security forces killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Qarchaghi in Qadis District, killing one local police officer and one pro-government militia member while wounding an additional four security forces.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the village of Qarchaghi in Qadis District, killing one local police officer and one pro-government militia member while wounding an additional four security forces.
July 18 Zabul Province: one police officer killedJuly 18 Zabul Province: one police officer killed
The district police chief of Nawbahar District was trying to defuze a roadside bomb on the main road of Shinky Village when the bomb detonated, killing him.The district police chief of Nawbahar District was trying to defuze a roadside bomb on the main road of Shinky Village when the bomb detonated, killing him.
July 18 Kunduz Province: two security forces killedJuly 18 Kunduz Province: two security forces killed
The Taliban attacked the center of Imam Saheb District, killing one soldier and one police officer. An additional five members of security forces were wounded in the clash and a Humvee was destroyed.The Taliban attacked the center of Imam Saheb District, killing one soldier and one police officer. An additional five members of security forces were wounded in the clash and a Humvee was destroyed.
July 18 Uruzgan Province: three civilians killedJuly 18 Uruzgan Province: three civilians killed
Three civilians were killed when their vehicle was blown up by the Taliban in Tarin Kot, the provincial capital.Three civilians were killed when their vehicle was blown up by the Taliban in Tarin Kot, the provincial capital.
July 18 Paktika Province: four police officers killedJuly 18 Paktika Province: four police officers killed
Four police officers, including the acting district police chief of Sarobi District, were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the Ghaibato area of the district.Four police officers, including the acting district police chief of Sarobi District, were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the Ghaibato area of the district.
July 18 Kapisa Province: two civilians killedJuly 18 Kapisa Province: two civilians killed
The Taliban attacked the center of Tagab District but were pushed back by security forces. Insurgents started launching rockets on the district governor’s office, killing a man and a woman, and wounding nine civilians, when one rocket hit a nearby house.The Taliban attacked the center of Tagab District but were pushed back by security forces. Insurgents started launching rockets on the district governor’s office, killing a man and a woman, and wounding nine civilians, when one rocket hit a nearby house.
July 17 Logar Province: nine security forces killedJuly 17 Logar Province: nine security forces killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Ahmadzai Kala area of Muhammad Agha District, killing five pro-government militia members, one police officer and three members of the National Directorate of Security. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clash.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Ahmadzai Kala area of Muhammad Agha District, killing five pro-government militia members, one police officer and three members of the National Directorate of Security. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clash.
July 17 Ghor Province: two civilians and one security force killedJuly 17 Ghor Province: two civilians and one security force killed
The Taliban attacked a house in the village of Garive Esfor in Taywara District, killing Shah Gul Khan, his wife and one pro-government militia member. Khan’s daughter, Qamar Gul, engaged in a shootout with the Taliban, killing two militants, including her former husband.The Taliban attacked a house in the village of Garive Esfor in Taywara District, killing Shah Gul Khan, his wife and one pro-government militia member. Khan’s daughter, Qamar Gul, engaged in a shootout with the Taliban, killing two militants, including her former husband.
At least 88 pro-government forces and 34 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. The deadliest attack took place in Kunduz Province, where the Taliban attacked two security outposts in the Makhmal Kocha and Pada Khwab areas of Imam Sahel District, where fighting continued for five hours. At least 16 security forces, including eight police officers, six soldiers, two pro-government militia members, and two civilians were killed. An additional 12 security forces were wounded, some of them with severe injuries. During the clashes three Humvees were destroyed by the Taliban when they arrived for backup. In Samangan Province, the Taliban detonated a vehicle laden with explosives in front of the provincial office of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency. Then attackers entered the building after the explosion. At least 12 members of the directorate were killed and 63 people including civilians were wounded. The building of the directorate was mostly damaged and houses close to the scene of the explosion were partly destroyed.At least 88 pro-government forces and 34 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. The deadliest attack took place in Kunduz Province, where the Taliban attacked two security outposts in the Makhmal Kocha and Pada Khwab areas of Imam Sahel District, where fighting continued for five hours. At least 16 security forces, including eight police officers, six soldiers, two pro-government militia members, and two civilians were killed. An additional 12 security forces were wounded, some of them with severe injuries. During the clashes three Humvees were destroyed by the Taliban when they arrived for backup. In Samangan Province, the Taliban detonated a vehicle laden with explosives in front of the provincial office of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency. Then attackers entered the building after the explosion. At least 12 members of the directorate were killed and 63 people including civilians were wounded. The building of the directorate was mostly damaged and houses close to the scene of the explosion were partly destroyed.
July 16 Sar-i-Pul Province: one police officer killedJuly 16 Sar-i-Pul Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Takhta area of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital, killing one police officer.The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Takhta area of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital, killing one police officer.
July 16 Balkh Province: eight security forces killedJuly 16 Balkh Province: eight security forces killed
The Taliban attacked the center of Dawlat Abad District, killing seven pro-government militia members and one soldier. At least 18 security forces were wounded in the clash.The Taliban attacked the center of Dawlat Abad District, killing seven pro-government militia members and one soldier. At least 18 security forces were wounded in the clash.
July 16 Kunduz Province: one soldier killedJuly 16 Kunduz Province: one soldier killed
A soldier, who was in the security tower of an outpost, was shot and killed by a Taliban sniper in the Naw Abad village of Imam Sahib District.A soldier, who was in the security tower of an outpost, was shot and killed by a Taliban sniper in the Naw Abad village of Imam Sahib District.
July 16 Badghis Province: one police officer killedJuly 16 Badghis Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Chaproud-ha village of Qadis District, killing one police officer and wounding four others. Local authorities claimed that at least two Taliban fighters were killed and six others were wounded.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Chaproud-ha village of Qadis District, killing one police officer and wounding four others. Local authorities claimed that at least two Taliban fighters were killed and six others were wounded.
July 15 Kandahar Province: three police officers killedJuly 15 Kandahar Province: three police officers killed
The Taliban attacked security posts in the Srabaghal area of Maiwand District, killing three police officers and wounding four others. Local authorities claimed that the Afghan Air Force targeted Taliban positions after the attack, killing 15 insurgents.The Taliban attacked security posts in the Srabaghal area of Maiwand District, killing three police officers and wounding four others. Local authorities claimed that the Afghan Air Force targeted Taliban positions after the attack, killing 15 insurgents.
July 15 Kunar Province: five civilians killedJuly 15 Kunar Province: five civilians killed
Five civilians were killed and eight others were wounded when Pakistani artillery hit houses and a market in the Naw Abad village of Sarkano District. Several artillery rounds landed on outposts of security forces in the border area, but security forces suffered no casualties. Afghan forces responded to the shelling, but it was not clear if they caused any damage.Five civilians were killed and eight others were wounded when Pakistani artillery hit houses and a market in the Naw Abad village of Sarkano District. Several artillery rounds landed on outposts of security forces in the border area, but security forces suffered no casualties. Afghan forces responded to the shelling, but it was not clear if they caused any damage.
July 15 Parwan Province: two civilians killedJuly 15 Parwan Province: two civilians killed
Unknown gunmen shot and killed a religious scholar and his brother in the Incho village of Sayedkhel District before escaping from the area.Unknown gunmen shot and killed a religious scholar and his brother in the Incho village of Sayedkhel District before escaping from the area.
July 14 Ghor Province: two local police officers killedJuly 14 Ghor Province: two local police officers killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the center of Du Laynah District, killing two local police officers and wounding five others. Local authorities claimed that six Taliban fighters were killed and seven others were wounded.The Taliban attacked security outposts in the center of Du Laynah District, killing two local police officers and wounding five others. Local authorities claimed that six Taliban fighters were killed and seven others were wounded.
July 14 Kunduz Province: three police officers killedJuly 14 Kunduz Province: three police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Qerghiz village of Imam Saheb District, killing three police officers and wounding seven people, including two civilians and five officers.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Qerghiz village of Imam Saheb District, killing three police officers and wounding seven people, including two civilians and five officers.
July 14 Kabul Province: five civilians killedJuly 14 Kabul Province: five civilians killed
A roadside bomb placed by the Taliban hit a minibus of civilians in the Jegdalak area of Sorobi District, killing five civilians and wounding 11 others, including women and children.A roadside bomb placed by the Taliban hit a minibus of civilians in the Jegdalak area of Sorobi District, killing five civilians and wounding 11 others, including women and children.
July 14 Kapisa Province: three security forces killedJuly 14 Kapisa Province: three security forces killed
The Taliban ambushed a group of pro-government militia members in the Zakirkhel village of Nejrab District, killing three of them.The Taliban ambushed a group of pro-government militia members in the Zakirkhel village of Nejrab District, killing three of them.
July 13 Balkh Province: four soldiers killedJuly 13 Balkh Province: four soldiers killed
Four soldiers were killed and another was wounded in an insider attack in Dehdadi District. Soldiers were patrolling in a Humvee when a Taliban infiltrator shot and killed four soldiers and wounded another. The infiltrator then took the Humvee and left to join the Taliban. Afghan forces located the Humvee but did not find the defector.Four soldiers were killed and another was wounded in an insider attack in Dehdadi District. Soldiers were patrolling in a Humvee when a Taliban infiltrator shot and killed four soldiers and wounded another. The infiltrator then took the Humvee and left to join the Taliban. Afghan forces located the Humvee but did not find the defector.
July 13 Faryab Province: four civilians killedJuly 13 Faryab Province: four civilians killed
Four Taliban fighters entered a mosque in the Seventh Police District of Maimana City, the provincial capital, killing four worshipers and wounding six others. Among the victims were a father and son, both local police officers, and the two brothers of a local police commander.Four Taliban fighters entered a mosque in the Seventh Police District of Maimana City, the provincial capital, killing four worshipers and wounding six others. Among the victims were a father and son, both local police officers, and the two brothers of a local police commander.
July 13 Kunduz Province: 16 security forces and two civilians killedJuly 13 Kunduz Province: 16 security forces and two civilians killed
The Taliban attacked two security outposts in the Makhmal Kocha and Pada Khwab areas of Imam Sahel District, where fighting continued for five hours. At least 16 security forces, including eight police officers, six soldiers, two pro-government militia members, and two civilians were killed. An additional 12 security forces were wounded, some of them suffering severe injuries. During the clashes, three Humvees were destroyed by the Taliban when they arrived for backup.The Taliban attacked two security outposts in the Makhmal Kocha and Pada Khwab areas of Imam Sahel District, where fighting continued for five hours. At least 16 security forces, including eight police officers, six soldiers, two pro-government militia members, and two civilians were killed. An additional 12 security forces were wounded, some of them suffering severe injuries. During the clashes, three Humvees were destroyed by the Taliban when they arrived for backup.
July 13 Kunduz Province: two local police officers killedJuly 13 Kunduz Province: two local police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Konjak village of Imam Saheb District, killing two local police officers, including their commander.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Konjak village of Imam Saheb District, killing two local police officers, including their commander.
July 13 Ghazni Province: two civilians killedJuly 13 Ghazni Province: two civilians killed
Two tribal elders were shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the Dey Khodaydad area of Ghazni City, the provincial capital, before the attackers escaped from the area.Two tribal elders were shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the Dey Khodaydad area of Ghazni City, the provincial capital, before the attackers escaped from the area.
July 13 Badakhshan Province: seven security forces killedJuly 13 Badakhshan Province: seven security forces killed
A Taliban Red Unit equipped with night-vision goggles attacked a security outpost in the Band-e-Separ area of Arghanj Khwa District, killing four police officers and three pro-government militia members while wounding three other security forces.A Taliban Red Unit equipped with night-vision goggles attacked a security outpost in the Band-e-Separ area of Arghanj Khwa District, killing four police officers and three pro-government militia members while wounding three other security forces.
July 13 Ghor Province: one police officer killedJuly 13 Ghor Province: one police officer killed
One police officer was killed and three others were wounded in a Taliban ambush in the Aahengaran village of Firoz Koh, the provincial capital. Afghan security forces had been on their way to the outpost when they came under Taliban fire.One police officer was killed and three others were wounded in a Taliban ambush in the Aahengaran village of Firoz Koh, the provincial capital. Afghan security forces had been on their way to the outpost when they came under Taliban fire.
July 13 Parwan Province: four soldiers killedJuly 13 Parwan Province: four soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Namak Aab, Daraz Gord and Oshter Shahr villages of Shinwari District, killing four soldiers and wounding another over several hours of fighting.The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Namak Aab, Daraz Gord and Oshter Shahr villages of Shinwari District, killing four soldiers and wounding another over several hours of fighting.
July 13 Samangan Province: 12 security forces killedJuly 13 Samangan Province: 12 security forces killed
The Taliban detonated a vehicle laden with explosives in front of the provincial office of the National Directorate of Security. A number of insurgents entered the building after the explosion. At least 12 members of the directorate were killed and 63 people, including civilians, were wounded. The building was badly damaged and the houses nearby were partly destroyed.The Taliban detonated a vehicle laden with explosives in front of the provincial office of the National Directorate of Security. A number of insurgents entered the building after the explosion. At least 12 members of the directorate were killed and 63 people, including civilians, were wounded. The building was badly damaged and the houses nearby were partly destroyed.
July 13 Badghis Province: two soldiers killedJuly 13 Badghis Province: two soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Kharah-e-Asyab, in the center of Qadis District, killing two soldiers and wounding a soldier, a police officer and one civilian. An additional three soldiers were taken prisoner by the Taliban, who also destroyed a Humvee. Local authorities claimed that the Afghan Air Force bombed Taliban positions in the area, killing 13 fighters and wounding 16 others.The Taliban attacked security outposts in the village of Kharah-e-Asyab, in the center of Qadis District, killing two soldiers and wounding a soldier, a police officer and one civilian. An additional three soldiers were taken prisoner by the Taliban, who also destroyed a Humvee. Local authorities claimed that the Afghan Air Force bombed Taliban positions in the area, killing 13 fighters and wounding 16 others.
July 13 Kunduz Province: three soldiers killedJuly 13 Kunduz Province: three soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked a military base and a security outpost in the Do Bandi area of Chardara District, killing three soldiers and wounding three soldiers and two police officers over three hours of fighting. The Taliban then ambushed reinforcements when they arrived, destroying two Humvees.The Taliban attacked a military base and a security outpost in the Do Bandi area of Chardara District, killing three soldiers and wounding three soldiers and two police officers over three hours of fighting. The Taliban then ambushed reinforcements when they arrived, destroying two Humvees.
July 12 Ghazni Province: six civilians killedJuly 12 Ghazni Province: six civilians killed
A Taliban roadside bomb hit a minivan in the Qayaq Valley of Jaghatu District, killing six civilians and wounding eight others, including women and children.A Taliban roadside bomb hit a minivan in the Qayaq Valley of Jaghatu District, killing six civilians and wounding eight others, including women and children.
July 12 Daikundi Province: five police officers killedJuly 12 Daikundi Province: five police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Band Zeyarat area of Pato District, killing five police officers, wounding four others and taking another prisoner. Insurgents captured the outpost and seized all of the weapons and equipment there before the outpost was bombed by the Afghan Air Force.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the Band Zeyarat area of Pato District, killing five police officers, wounding four others and taking another prisoner. Insurgents captured the outpost and seized all of the weapons and equipment there before the outpost was bombed by the Afghan Air Force.
July 11 Baghlan Province: five soldiers killedJuly 11 Baghlan Province: five soldiers killed
Five soldiers were killed, and an additional five soldiers and four local police officers were wounded, in clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in the Chashma-e-Shir area of Pul-i-Kumri City, the provincial capital.Five soldiers were killed, and an additional five soldiers and four local police officers were wounded, in clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in the Chashma-e-Shir area of Pul-i-Kumri City, the provincial capital.
July 11 Ghor Province: one civilian killedJuly 11 Ghor Province: one civilian killed
Unknown gunmen shot and killed a religious scholar in the Maidan Barra Khanah village of Firoz Koh before escaping from the area.Unknown gunmen shot and killed a religious scholar in the Maidan Barra Khanah village of Firoz Koh before escaping from the area.
July 11 Badghis Province: one pro-government militia member killedJuly 11 Badghis Province: one pro-government militia member killed
The Taliban shot and killed a pro-government militia member who was heading home in the village of Baghban-ha of Qala-e-Naw City, the provincial capital.The Taliban shot and killed a pro-government militia member who was heading home in the village of Baghban-ha of Qala-e-Naw City, the provincial capital.
July 11 Takhar Province: one police officer killedJuly 11 Takhar Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban kidnapped and killed a police officer who was traveling by public transport in Chonzaie area of Taloqan, the provincial capital.The Taliban kidnapped and killed a police officer who was traveling by public transport in Chonzaie area of Taloqan, the provincial capital.
July 10 Uruzgan Province: one civilian killedJuly 10 Uruzgan Province: one civilian killed
Two children were playing with an unexploded mortar shell in the center of Dehrawout District when it detonated, killing one of the children and wounding another.Two children were playing with an unexploded mortar shell in the center of Dehrawout District when it detonated, killing one of the children and wounding another.
July 10 Uruzgan Province: two police officers killedJuly 10 Uruzgan Province: two police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Tarin Kot, the provincial capital, killing two police officers and wounding two others. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clash.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Tarin Kot, the provincial capital, killing two police officers and wounding two others. Local authorities claimed that 10 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clash.
July 10 Zabul Province: three civilians killedJuly 10 Zabul Province: three civilians killed
A rocket round left behind by the Taliban exploded when a group of children started playing with it in Qalat City, the provincial capital. Three children were killed and two others were wounded in the explosion.A rocket round left behind by the Taliban exploded when a group of children started playing with it in Qalat City, the provincial capital. Three children were killed and two others were wounded in the explosion.
July 10 Badghis Province: one police officer killedJuly 10 Badghis Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban shot and killed a police officer in the Mobarak-Shah area of Qala-e-Naw City, the provincial capital.The Taliban shot and killed a police officer in the Mobarak-Shah area of Qala-e-Naw City, the provincial capital.
July 10 Kandahar Province: three civilians killedJuly 10 Kandahar Province: three civilians killed
The Taliban entered the house of a former local police commander in the Chilghor area of Panjwai District, killing three of his family members and wounding three others, all civilians.The Taliban entered the house of a former local police commander in the Chilghor area of Panjwai District, killing three of his family members and wounding three others, all civilians.
At least 49 pro-government forces and 17 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. The deadliest attack took place in Zabul Province, where the Taliban attacked a military convoy that had been heading toward Shinky District with a roadside bomb before both sides opened fire, killing seven police officers. Days later, in Paktika Province, unknown gunmen entered a house in the Khwaza Khail area of Sharana, the provincial capital, killing six members of a family, including a young girl. It remains unclear if the attack was carried out by insurgents or motivated by personal enmity for the family.At least 49 pro-government forces and 17 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the past week. The deadliest attack took place in Zabul Province, where the Taliban attacked a military convoy that had been heading toward Shinky District with a roadside bomb before both sides opened fire, killing seven police officers. Days later, in Paktika Province, unknown gunmen entered a house in the Khwaza Khail area of Sharana, the provincial capital, killing six members of a family, including a young girl. It remains unclear if the attack was carried out by insurgents or motivated by personal enmity for the family.
July 9 Faryab Province: two police officers killedJuly 9 Faryab Province: two police officers killed
The Taliban attacked the Yangi Zarghawi village of Qaisar District, killing two police officers and wounding one police officer and two civilians. Local authorities claimed that four Taliban fighters were killed in the battle.The Taliban attacked the Yangi Zarghawi village of Qaisar District, killing two police officers and wounding one police officer and two civilians. Local authorities claimed that four Taliban fighters were killed in the battle.
July 9 Baghlan Province: four soldiers killedJuly 9 Baghlan Province: four soldiers killed
The Taliban struck a Humvee of security forces with a rocket, killing four soldiers, in the Chashma-e-Shir area Pul-i-Kumri, the provincial capital, where checkpoints have been set up in order to push insurgents out of the area.The Taliban struck a Humvee of security forces with a rocket, killing four soldiers, in the Chashma-e-Shir area Pul-i-Kumri, the provincial capital, where checkpoints have been set up in order to push insurgents out of the area.
July 9 Herat Province: one civilian killedJuly 9 Herat Province: one civilian killed
An employee of Torghundi Port, located on the border with Turkmenistan, was killed by the Taliban in the village of Chehl Dokhtaran in Kushk-e- Robatsangi District, while three other civilians were kidnapped. The employees were traveling from Herat City to the port via private vehicle.An employee of Torghundi Port, located on the border with Turkmenistan, was killed by the Taliban in the village of Chehl Dokhtaran in Kushk-e- Robatsangi District, while three other civilians were kidnapped. The employees were traveling from Herat City to the port via private vehicle.
July 8 Baghlan Province: six civilians killedJuly 8 Baghlan Province: six civilians killed
Security forces fired mortars at the Taliban, but a mortar shell hit a house in the Chashma-e-Shir area of Pul-i-Kumri, killing six civilians, including women and children, and wounding another.Security forces fired mortars at the Taliban, but a mortar shell hit a house in the Chashma-e-Shir area of Pul-i-Kumri, killing six civilians, including women and children, and wounding another.
July 8 Balkh Province: one soldier killedJuly 8 Balkh Province: one soldier killed
The Taliban ambushed a military convoy in the Alam Khil area of Balkh District, killing one soldier and wounding four others.The Taliban ambushed a military convoy in the Alam Khil area of Balkh District, killing one soldier and wounding four others.
July 8 Ghazni Province: three police officers killedJuly 8 Ghazni Province: three police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Deh Yak District. When the district police chief was trying to reach the area for backup, his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, killing him and two other officers.The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Deh Yak District. When the district police chief was trying to reach the area for backup, his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, killing him and two other officers.
July 8 Kandahar Province: three police officers killedJuly 8 Kandahar Province: three police officers killed
The Taliban tried to target the district police headquarters of Shawalikot District with a large truck laden with explosives, but the truck was targeted by security forces. Three police officers were killed and 14 others were wounded in the explosion, while the police headquarters were damaged.The Taliban tried to target the district police headquarters of Shawalikot District with a large truck laden with explosives, but the truck was targeted by security forces. Three police officers were killed and 14 others were wounded in the explosion, while the police headquarters were damaged.
July 8 Wardak Province: one security force killedJuly 8 Wardak Province: one security force killed
The Taliban fired several mortar shells on the district governor’s office in Nerkh District, killing one police special force member.The Taliban fired several mortar shells on the district governor’s office in Nerkh District, killing one police special force member.
July 8 Badghis Province: two civilians killedJuly 8 Badghis Province: two civilians killed
A roadside bomb placed by the Taliban hit a group of children in the village of Gandah Ab in Ab Kamari District, killing two children.A roadside bomb placed by the Taliban hit a group of children in the village of Gandah Ab in Ab Kamari District, killing two children.
July 8 Kandahar Province: two police officers killedJuly 8 Kandahar Province: two police officers killed
Two police officers were shot and killed by the Taliban in the Nakhoni area of Panjwai District. The attackers managed to escape from the area.Two police officers were shot and killed by the Taliban in the Nakhoni area of Panjwai District. The attackers managed to escape from the area.
July 8 Kandahar Province: one security force killedJuly 8 Kandahar Province: one security force killed
A member of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, was shot and killed in the 10th Police District of Kandahar City, the provincial capital.A member of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, was shot and killed in the 10th Police District of Kandahar City, the provincial capital.
July 8 Kandahar Province: two police officers and one civilian killedJuly 8 Kandahar Province: two police officers and one civilian killed
Unknown gunmen opened fire on police officers who were on duty in the Fourth Police District of Kandahar City, killing two police officers and one civilian. Police officers in the area engaged with the attackers, killing them both.Unknown gunmen opened fire on police officers who were on duty in the Fourth Police District of Kandahar City, killing two police officers and one civilian. Police officers in the area engaged with the attackers, killing them both.
July 7 Paktika Province: six civilians killedJuly 7 Paktika Province: six civilians killed
Unknown gunmen entered a house in the Khwaza Khail area of Sharana, the provincial capital, killing six members of a family, including a young girl. The motive for the attack was unclear.Unknown gunmen entered a house in the Khwaza Khail area of Sharana, the provincial capital, killing six members of a family, including a young girl. The motive for the attack was unclear.
July 7 Kandahar Province: one police officer and one civilian killedJuly 7 Kandahar Province: one police officer and one civilian killed
Unknown gunmen shot and killed a police officer and a municipality in Kandahar City before escaping from the area.Unknown gunmen shot and killed a police officer and a municipality in Kandahar City before escaping from the area.
July 7 Paktia Province: one soldier killedJuly 7 Paktia Province: one soldier killed
A vehicle carrying Afghan soldiers hit a roadside bomb in the Karkin Khwla area of Ahmad Khail District, killing one soldier and wounding two others.A vehicle carrying Afghan soldiers hit a roadside bomb in the Karkin Khwla area of Ahmad Khail District, killing one soldier and wounding two others.
July 7 Nangarhar Province: five police officers killedJuly 7 Nangarhar Province: five police officers killed
A car bomb targeted a convoy of local police forces in the main roundabout of Koz Kunar District, killing five police officers, including a local police team leader. Two other officers were wounded, as were nine civilians.A car bomb targeted a convoy of local police forces in the main roundabout of Koz Kunar District, killing five police officers, including a local police team leader. Two other officers were wounded, as were nine civilians.
July 6 Herat Province: one soldier killedJuly 6 Herat Province: one soldier killed
A soldier was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the bazaar of Shindand District, where he was standing near his outpost. The attackers managed to escape from the area.A soldier was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the bazaar of Shindand District, where he was standing near his outpost. The attackers managed to escape from the area.
July 6 Zabul Province: four police officers killedJuly 6 Zabul Province: four police officers killed
Four police officers were killed in an insider attack in Sharisfa District carried out by two Taliban infiltrators who later joined the insurgency after killing their colleagues.Four police officers were killed in an insider attack in Sharisfa District carried out by two Taliban infiltrators who later joined the insurgency after killing their colleagues.
July 6 Faryab Province: one soldier killedJuly 6 Faryab Province: one soldier killed
The Taliban attacked a military base in the Bala-Hisar area of Andkhoi District, killing one soldier. The attackers seized the soldier’s rifle before escaping.The Taliban attacked a military base in the Bala-Hisar area of Andkhoi District, killing one soldier. The attackers seized the soldier’s rifle before escaping.
July 5 Baghlan Province: two police officers killedJuly 5 Baghlan Province: two police officers killed
A Taliban fighter shot and killed two local police officers in Baghlan-e-Markazi District before escaping from the area.A Taliban fighter shot and killed two local police officers in Baghlan-e-Markazi District before escaping from the area.
July 5 Nangarhar Province: one soldier killedJuly 5 Nangarhar Province: one soldier killed
Afghan soldiers were trying to defuze a roadside bomb placed by the Taliban in the Fateh Abad Area of Surkhrood District when the bomb detonated, killing one soldier.Afghan soldiers were trying to defuze a roadside bomb placed by the Taliban in the Fateh Abad Area of Surkhrood District when the bomb detonated, killing one soldier.
July 5 Zabul Province: seven police officers killedJuly 5 Zabul Province: seven police officers killed
The Taliban attacked a military convoy that had been heading toward Shinky District with a roadside bomb before both sides opened fire, killing seven police officers.The Taliban attacked a military convoy that had been heading toward Shinky District with a roadside bomb before both sides opened fire, killing seven police officers.
July 4 Kapisa Province: one security force killedJuly 4 Kapisa Province: one security force killed
A member of the National Directorate of Security was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the Dangarkhil village of Mahmod Raqi, the provincial capital. The attackers managed to escape from the area.A member of the National Directorate of Security was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the Dangarkhil village of Mahmod Raqi, the provincial capital. The attackers managed to escape from the area.
July 4 Herat Province: three police officers killedJuly 4 Herat Province: three police officers killed
Three police officers were killed and three others were wounded when their Humvee hit a roadside bomb in the village of Ahmad Abad in Kohsan District.Three police officers were killed and three others were wounded when their Humvee hit a roadside bomb in the village of Ahmad Abad in Kohsan District.
July 3 Baghlan Province: two police officers killedJuly 3 Baghlan Province: two police officers killed
A police vehicle hit a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban in the Kotal-e-Hafiz Bacha area of Nahrin District, killing two police officers and wounding three others.A police vehicle hit a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban in the Kotal-e-Hafiz Bacha area of Nahrin District, killing two police officers and wounding three others.
July 3 Paktia Province: one police officer killedJuly 3 Paktia Province: one police officer killed
The Taliban attacked the district headquarters of Mirzaka District, killing one police officer.The Taliban attacked the district headquarters of Mirzaka District, killing one police officer.
Reporting was contributed by the following New York Times reporters: Najim Rahim from Kabul, Taimoor Shah from Kandahar, Zabihullah Ghazi from Jalalabad, Asadullah Timoory from Herat and Farooq Jan Mangal from Khost.Reporting was contributed by the following New York Times reporters: Najim Rahim from Kabul, Taimoor Shah from Kandahar, Zabihullah Ghazi from Jalalabad, Asadullah Timoory from Herat and Farooq Jan Mangal from Khost.