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Taliban ambush: 11 soldiers killed in Afghanistan


Kabul, June 29: At least 11 soldiers were killed and four injured in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan, said officials on Monday.

"The Taliban ambushed a convoy of soldiers in Karukh district of Herat on Sunday, killing 11 Afghan army soldiers riding in pickup trucks, Al-Jazeera reported citing army spokesperson Najibullah Najibi as saying.

11 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Taliban launched its annual spring-summer offensive named "Azm" (Determination) in late April, vowing nationwide attacks. This summer is expected to be bloodiest summer for a decade.

Taliban militants have increased their attacks on Afghan security forces since launching their annual spring offensive.

Read More: Taliban's spring offensive: What you need to know

NATO's combat mission formally ended in December last year after 13 years, but a small follow-up foreign force named Resolute Support has stayed on to train and support local security forces.

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