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Afghanistan Reports 'Deadliest' Week In Its 19 Years Of Conflict

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France 24

Afghanistan Reports 'Deadliest' Week In Its 19 Years Of Conflict

by NEWS WIRES

The Taliban killed at least 291 Afghan security personnel over the past week, a top government official said Monday, accusing the insurgents of unleashing a wave of violence ahead of potential talks.

The previous week was the "deadliest" in the country's 19 years of conflict, said Javid Faisal, spokesman for the National Security Council, even as the insurgents dismissed the latest figures.

The Taliban carried out 422 attacks in 32 provinces during that time, killing 291 security force personnel and wounding 550 others, Faisal said on Twitter.

Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/20200623-afghanistan-taliban-peace-talks-violence-ashraf-ghani