Taliban Attacks Kill 20 Afghanistan Soldiers and Police in Overnight Attacks

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Afghanistan security forces stand guard, Wednesday, March 4, the morning after the Taliban killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers and policemen in the Kunduz province overnight.
READ MORE: The U.S. military carried out what it called a “defensive strike” against Taliban fighters Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, hours after President Donald Trump spoke by phone with a top Taliban leader about a peace deal the two sides signed aimed at ending the nearly 19-year war in Afghanistan.

A U.S. Forces-Afghanistan spokesman said the airstrike targeted fighters “who were actively attacking” an Afghan security forces checkpoint in Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand province.

The spokesman said the United States is “committed to peace” but has the responsibility to defend its Afghan partners.
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