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Afghan War Casualty Report: July 2021

Written by Tamarindo News

June 7 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked security checkpoints in Kandahar city, the provincial capital, killing one police officer and wounding two more. A checkpoint fell to the Taliban, who have captured surrounding districts in recent weeks.

July 6 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

A car bomb targeted a special forces police unit in the Seventh Police District in Kandahar city, killing one police officer and wounding 21 others, including civilians.

July 6 Badghis Province: 65 security forces killed

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of Afghan security forces on their way to Qala-e-Naw, killing roughly 65 security forces and wounding 14 others, though the exact number is unclear. Forty-three troops were abducted by the Taliban. The convoy was retreating from Moqor district when it was attacked. The fell district fell to the Taliban after a weekslong assault by Taliban fighters.

July 6 Herat Province: one soldier killed

While reinforcements were heading to Salma Dam, a Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb in Chesht-e-Sharif. In the blast, a soldier was killed and one more was wounded.

July 6 Kunduz Province: one soldier killed

The Taliban attacked a security in the Third Police District of Kunduz city, the provincial capital, killing one soldier and abducting seven others. The outpost fell to the Taliban. The Taliban entered Kunduz city last week, and remain locked in a street-to-street battle with security forces, displacing thousands of civilians.

July 5 Kabul Province: three police officers killed

Unknown armed attackers gunned down three police officers in the Fifth Police District of Kabul city, the capital. The attackers fled the scene, and an investigation is underway.

July 5 Herat Province: one civilian killed

A former pro-government militia member who served as militia commander in the district two years ago was gunned down by armed men in Chesht-e-Sharif district. Later in the week, the Afghan security forces left the district and the Taliban took over.

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