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Authorities blame Taliban for attacks on security forces in Parwan, Farah

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An Afghan soldier stands guard as Taliban prisoners are released from the Bagram prison in Parwan Province on May 26. [WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP]

KABUL -- Fourteen members of the Afghan security forces were killed in two separate attacks Thursday (May 28) in the first deadly assaults officials have blamed on the Taliban since the end of a three-day ceasefire.

The temporary truce ended Tuesday (May 26), but an overall lull in the country's violence has largely held despite the latest attacks, raising hopes the militants and Kabul could soon start much-delayed peace talks.

Taliban fighters attacked a checkpoint in Parwan, north of the capital, early May 28, said Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman to the provincial governor.

"The Taliban have also suffered casualties," Shahkar told AFP, saying seven members of the Afghan forces died.

Taliban fighters set fire to the checkpoint, killing five security personnel, said district police chief Hussain Shah. Two more were shot dead.

In Farah, Taliban gunmen mounted an attack on a police post, killing seven policemen, provincial police spokesman Mohibullah Mohib told AFP.

"Eight Taliban fighters were also killed in the clash that lasted for half an hour," he said, adding four policemen survived the attack.

The Taliban have not commented so far.

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i am agree with time salamm because u r report from all situation of Afghanistan

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In any ceasefire that has been declared between Afghan security forces and Taliban, the ceasefire was first violated by Taliban. In the previous ceasefires, Taliban did not observe it and attacked the Afghan security forces and martyred them. This time also Taliban disobeyed their leader's order in many provinces of the country and violated the three-day ceasefire announced by the group's leader. If Taliban are really under a single command, and they say that their fighters never disobey the orders and commands of their leaders, now they should identify and punish those Taliban who broke the ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr, and attacked and killed Afghan security forces. If they do not do so, it means that after the peace agreement between the Afghan government and Taliban, a number of Taliban will not join the peace process and will continue their war against the Afghan government and people.

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