Afghan War Casualty Report: May 2021

May 5 Logar Province: one security force killed

Two members of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, came under Taliban attack while they were on patrol in the Joi Yak area of Pul-e-Alam, the provincial capital. One member of the directorate was killed and another was wounded.

May 5 Takhar Province: eight security forces killed

The Taliban attacked a security outpost in the entrance of Taliqan, the provincial capital, killing eight pro-government militia members and taking one prisoner. The Taliban eventually captured the outpost.

May 5 Takhar Province: three security forces killed

The Taliban attacked the center of Darqad district, killing two commandos and one soldier. Three security forces were also wounded in the attack.

May 5 Kabul Province: one civilian killed

A bus was hit by a roadside bomb carrying a medical team from Panjshir province in Pul-e-Daryay-e-Kalakan area of Kalakan district, killing one civilian and wounding three others. The Taliban denied any involvement in the incident.

May 5 Kabul Province: one police officer killed

Mohammad Tahir, a company commander in the security department of Afghan Parliament, was shot and killed in the First Police District of Kabul City, the capital.

May 5 Paktika Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked security outposts in the Dewana baba area of Sarawza district. When police forces moved in, a district police chief was killed in a roadside bomb explosion and three of his bodyguards were wounded.

May 4 Zabul Province: one civilian killed

Unknown gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed one civilian in the center of Qalat, the provincial capital.

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