Kandahar Police spokesperson Zia Durani on Tuesday, confirming the death toll, said Taliban ambushed security checkposts in Zhari and Maiwand districts.
A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack left four U.S. soldiers wounded in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Monday, a United States military spokesman said.
According to Kandahar police the attack started last night at about 8:00 pm and lasted for one hour.
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Helal said that some gunbattles between the attackers and security forces continued until the morning.
In 2016, Afghan military officials also confirmed that a Taliban special forces unit called Red Group or Danger Group was deployed on the battlefield in 2015 and was using "advanced weaponry, including night vision scopes, 82mm rockets, heavy machine guns and US-made assault rifles".
Pakistan's military said on Monday that two security personnel were killed in terrorists' firing from the Afghan side of the border.
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The attack on the U.S. military convoy in Kandahar added to the casualty toll.
All four injured are in stable condition at us medical facilities, according to the statement.
"There are signs the Taliban may have used night vision technology to approach and surprise our forces, though they were spotted before reaching the posts and suffered casualties", Mehri said.
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The Taliban told reporters they killed 43 policemen and members of a militia and destroyed 13 armoured vehicles.