Taliban Answers Afghanistan’s Cease-Fire Offer With Ambush, Abductions

Taliban Answers Afghanistan’s Cease-Fire Offer With Ambush, Abductions

That includes the militant group’s surprise attack just over a week ago in the city of Ghazni. The assault left some 100 members of the Afghan security forces dead, along with at least 30 civilians and another roughly 140 Taliban fighters. Citing “unverified numbers,” the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says the civilian death toll could actually be as high as 250.