KABUL, Afghanistan

More than 40 Afghan security forces were killed in Taliban attacks across the country amid the stalled peace process, officials confirmed on Monday.

Khalil Aseer, spokesman for the police headquarters in northern Takhar province bordering Tajikistan, told Anadolu Agency a number of Taliban insurgents stormed check posts in Khwaja Ghaar district last night.

He claimed the attack was thwarted and “heavy casualties” were inflicted on the insurgents. Aseer confirmed the killing of 18 security forces in the exchange of fire.

According to local officials, the insurgents staged similar deadly assaults in the Balkh, Jawzjan and Uruzgan provinces killing

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