A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghainstan:
- According to the Taliban’s political spokesman, Taliban released 16 policemen from captivity in Balkh province;
- According to the Afghan security officials, at least 47 Taliban militants were killed in ground clashes and airstrikes in Paktika, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces;
- One civilian was killed and another wounded due to a mine blast in the city of Pul-e-Khumri in Baghlan province;
- At least 20 people, including two district police chiefs, were killed in Taliban attacks over the past few days.
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