At Least 30 Killed in Attacks Across Afghanistan

Security convoy attacked on outskirts of Kabul

A flurry of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday have killed at least 30 people, mostly security forces. The attacks are largely attributed to the Taliban, though the largest single strike, on the outskirts of Kabul, has as yet not had anyone take credit.

That attack saw a vehicle detonated near a security convoy, killing 12 people and wounding 12. According to officials, the slain included four security forces and eight civilians, including a child.

In Kunduz Province, the Taliban was active, overrunning at least 15 security outposts around the Chardara District, where despite calls for reinforcements, they saw none. Officials say at least 10 police were killed in the fighting, though most successfully fled.

Other attacks were reported in Herat Province and Badghis. The smaller attacks also targeted security forces in remote parts of those provinces, with the Taliban taking credit for each.

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