Afghan War Casualty Report: Nov. 02-08
The following reports compile all significant security incidents confirmed by completely new York Times reporters along with stringers throughout Afghanistan. the idea will be necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information.
inside past week, the Times confirmed in which 118 members of the security forces were killed, a significant increase over the previous week, nevertheless, unusually, there were no confirmed deaths of civilians. Fighting spread to nine provinces, nevertheless the emphasis shifted to the south as cold weather intensified inside north. An entire battalion of Afghan border soldiers was wiped out in western Farah Province, along with the Taliban tried — unsuccessfully so far — to take over Jaghori District in Ghazni, an anti-insurgent stronghold.
[Read the Afghan War casualty report for Oct. 26-Nov. 01]
Nov. 08 Faryab Province: six security forces killed
The Taliban attacked a local police outpost in Ark Elek village of Qiasar District. Reinforcements arrived as fighting intensified. several local police officers along with one soldier were killed along with the security outpost was captured by the Taliban. The post was retaken later by security forces.
Nov. 08 Ghazni Province: three police killed
The Taliban attacked a police outpost in Khogyani district, killing three police officers, including the acting district police chief, along with wounding several others. The insurgents captured the outpost along with seized all weapons along with equipment there, nevertheless the outpost was recaptured with reinforcement forces arrived to the area.
Nov. 08 Kunduz Province: four soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked a military base in Dasht-e-Archi District, killing four soldiers.
Nov. 08 Takhar Province: 12 soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked a military base inside Saf Qorogh area of Khwaja Ghar District, killing 12 soldiers along with wounding 13 others. Security forces prevented the Taliban through capturing the base.
Nov. 07 Badghis Province: several soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked an army outpost in Muqur District, killing several soldiers along with wounding 10 others. Three soldiers were taken prisoner.
Nov. 07 Nangarhar Province: several security forces killed
American airstrikes targeting an Islamic State-affiliated group hit Afghan army along with pro-government militia outposts inside Murcha village of Naziyan District, killing two soldiers along with three pro-government militia members. A spokesman for the American military said an investigation was underway.
Nov. 07 Ghazni Province: three police killed
Taliban fighters through Gelan District attacked security outposts in Jaghori District, nevertheless were repelled by reinforcements. Three local police officers were killed along with several others were wounded, including a commander of the local police force. A police outpost was abandoned when the officers ran out of ammunition, nevertheless the idea was later retaken by reinforcements.
Nov. 07 Farah Province: two police killed
The Taliban attacked a police outpost inside Diyak area of Farah City, the provincial capital. Two police officers were killed along with two others were wounded. several Taliban fighter were also killed, along with nine others were wounded.
Nov. 06 Nangarhar Province: three pro-government militia members killed
The Taliban attacked a pro-government militia outpost inside Barikab area of Batikot District, killing three pro-government militia members.
Nov. 06 Faryab Province: four pro-government militias killed
A Taliban “Red Unit” attacked security outposts inside Sang-e-Zard area of Pashtoon Kot District. Four pro-government militia members were killed along with two commandos were wounded. several security outposts fell to the Taliban, three of which belonged to commando units. Two Taliban fighters were also killed inside clashes.
Nov. 06 Farah Province: 20 soldiers killed
The Taliban captured the battalion headquarters of the Afghan Border Force in Poshti Koh District along with wiped out an entire unit of border force soldiers, killing 20 along with taking 25 others prisoner. Only three soldiers escaped, with minor wounds.
Nov. 05 Sar-i-Pul Province: three pro-government militia members killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts in Sancharak District, killing three pro-government militia members. One pro-government militia member along with several local police officers were wounded. One security outpost was captured by the Taliban along with then burned down. Ten Taliban fighters were also killed along with 20 others were wounded inside fighting.
Nov. 05 Herat Province: seven soldiers killed
The Taliban attacked an army outpost inside Chel Dokhtaran area of Shindand District with the help of an insurgent who had posed as a soldier. Seven soldiers were killed along with four others were wounded inside clashes.
Nov. 05 Kandahar Province: 17 police killed
several police officers were killed along with seven others were wounded in Taliban attacks on security outposts inside districts of Maruf along with Arghistan. Thirty Taliban fighters were also killed inside clashes. Police forces were aware of the Taliban’s plan along with ambushed them.
The Taliban attacked a police outpost inside Mandigak area of Khakrez District. Twelve police officers were killed along with two others were wounded inside fighting. The Taliban captured the post along with seized the weapons along with equipment inside, then left the area.
Nov. 05 Zabul Province: one police killed
A roadside bomb hit a police vehicle inside Spinghar area of Qalat, the provincial capital. One police officer was killed along with two others were wounded.
Nov. 05 Badghis Province: one border force soldier killed
The Taliban attacked an outpost of border forces inside Morichaq area of Bala Morghab District, killing one soldier along with wounding three others. At least 10 Taliban insurgents were killed or wounded inside clashes.
Nov. 05 Ghazni Province: 13 security forces killed
A joint military along with police outpost fell to the Taliban only two days after the idea had been set up, with six police officers along with seven soldiers killed along with three others wounded. Six Taliban fighters were also killed along with 10 others were wounded. The Taliban attacked security outposts in additional parts of the province, nevertheless there were no casualties among Afghan security forces.
Nov. 04 Takhar Province: one soldier killed
Two Humvees of Afghan border forces were ambushed by the Taliban inside Shahr-i-Kohna area of Dasht-i-Qala District. One Humvee was hit by a rocket along with another hit a roadside bomb. One soldier was killed along with another was wounded.
Nov. 04 Faryab Province: one Afghan National Civil Order Police killed
One of the 17 Afghan National Civil Order Police abducted through a military base in Dawlat Abad District on Nov. 2 was killed by the Taliban.
Nov. 04 Kandahar Province: two police killed
The Taliban attacked a police outpost inside Nagahan area of Arghandab District, killing two police officers.
Nov. 03 Kabul City: one American soldier killed
A Utah mayor serving in Afghanistan was killed along with another service member was wounded when an Afghan commando opened fire on them in Kabul.
Nov. 03 Uruzgan Province: 20 soldiers missing
The Taliban attacked army along with police outposts inside Nawaarea of Trinkot, the provincial capital. When insurgent fighters attacked the army outpost, police officers fled their outpost in Humvees. Twenty soldiers were reported missing after the fighting along with all of the equipment along with weapons through both security outposts were seized by the Taliban.
Nov. 03 Faryab Province: one Afghan commando killed
The Taliban attacked security outposts inside Yakatot area of Pashtoon Kot District, capturing one of them. An Afghan commando was killed; another commando along with two pro-government militias were wounded inside fighting.
Nov. 02 Uruzgan Province: one police killed
The Taliban attacked police outposts inside Nawa area of Tarinkot, the provincial capital, killing one police along with wounding six others.
Nov. 02 Faryab Province: three security forces killed
The Taliban attacked an Afghan National Civil Order Police base in Dawlat Abad District. The base commander along with two additional members of the security forces were killed. At least 17 security forces were taken prisoner by the Taliban. The insurgents seized weapons along with four Humvees through inside the base.