Taliban used night-vision goggles to attack Afghan forces

Taliban used night-vision goggles to attack Afghan forces

Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News hundreds of militants attacked security check-posts in the district on Monday night.

The soldiers are in stable condition.

Four U.S. troops were injured Monday when a vehicle bomb detonated in Kandahar, the U.S. -NATO mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.

The tactic was used multiple times last month with devastating effect: hundreds were killed and wounded over a bloody few days that left military bases and police headquarters destroyed or severely damaged.

One officer was injured in the attack, but managed to escape, The Times reported.

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Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the group claimed responsibility for the assaults, which come as the Western-backed government in Kabul is struggling to beat back insurgents in the wake of the exit of most North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in 2014.

Senior provincial officials, including chairman of the provincial assembly Jamil Amini, has repeatedly blamed Iran for equipping and supporting the Taliban in the Afghan province, a claim rejected by Tehran.

In western Farah province, eight Afghan police officers were reportedly killed in their sleep, after insurgents wearing night-vision goggles ambushed them in their beds.

Casualties leapt by 35 percent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed, according to U.S. watchdog SIGAR.

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