Taliban attack at Salma Dam, built by India in Herat, kills 10 Afghan soldiers

According to reports, Taliban insurgents first stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province and managed to get away with most of the security forces' weapons at the check post, before attacking the dam, a spokesman for provincial police chief, Gelani Farhad said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 25, 2017 6:11 pm
Salma Dam, Salma Dam attack, taliban, afghanistan. taliban attack, salma dam news, latest news At least ten Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack on Salma Dam by Taliban. (ANI Photo)

At least ten Afgan soldiers were killed in an attack by Taliban at Heart’s Salma Dam on Saturday. The dam was built by India last year. Salma Dam, a symbol of Afghan-India friendship, is a hydroelectric and irrigation dam project located on the Hari River in Chishti Sharif District of Herat Province in western Afghanistan.

According to reports, Taliban insurgents first stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province and managed to get away with most of the security forces’ weapons at the check post, before attacking the dam, a spokesman for provincial police chief, Gelani Farhad said. “Four Taliban insurgents were also killed in the clash with security forces,” Farhad said.

The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since US and international forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role. In an address Sunday marking the start of Eid al-Fitr, a major Muslim holiday, President Ashraf Ghani reiterated his call for the Taliban to return to peace talks.

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    Harry Porter
    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:39 pm
    Hum lay kay rahain gay... AZADI . Hai haq hamara .... AZADI. Hum chheen kay kain .... AZADI. Himmat say lain ..... AZADI.. Hai Hind pay Laanat ..... AZADI. Yeh Kuttay ........ AZADI Yeh kucchh bhi kar lain ..... AZADI Inhain kaat kay lain ..... AZADI. Inhain torh kay lain ..... AZADI . Ab Naheen rukain ..... AZADI. Aye Hind kay logon ....... AZADI Zara ghaur say sun lo ...... AZADI KASHMIRI LAIN ....... AZADI .....................,.
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      RK singh
      Jun 26, 2017 at 6:25 am
      Dear muzzie, celebrate your festival today. Your great pedophile prophet created it for morons. Apart from that, he was a rapist, murderer, incestuous ized.
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      Harry Porter
      Jun 25, 2017 at 11:38 pm
      Hum lay kay rahain gay... AZADI . Hai haq hamara .... AZADI. Hum chheen kay kain .... AZADI. Himmat say lain ..... AZADI.. Hai Hind pay Laanat ..... AZADI. Yeh Kuttay ........ AZADI Yeh kucchh bhi kar lain ..... AZADI Inhain kaat kay lain ..... AZADI. Inhain torh kay lain ..... AZADI . Ab Naheen rukain ..... AZADI. Aye Hind kay logon ....... AZADI Zara ghaur say sun lo ...... AZADI KASHMIRI LAIN ....... AZADI .....................
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        sikan_der
        Jun 25, 2017 at 11:07 pm
        Eid mubarak to all ummah.
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          Mohammad Dar
          Jun 25, 2017 at 9:40 pm
          Too bad , no hog of hinduism racism, in human form were present, otherwise it would have been, a target of choice to eradicate some of the hyenas of hinduism immorality, for the good of humanity.
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            Islam Not A Religion
            Jun 25, 2017 at 10:55 pm
            Your name is mohemmed, you canot belong to human race,
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              Swadeshi
              Jun 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm
              Mohammad Dar - to educate you... Hinduism is the most ancient religion in the world.. Hindus have not attacked Islamic / arabian world...but they came to india and attacked / killed / looted / converted millions Millions ... not sure whom should you call Hyenas... or your brain is in your a s s ...
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                Harry Porter
                Jun 25, 2017 at 11:40 pm
                Hum lay kay rahain gay... AZADI . Hai haq hamara .... AZADI. Hum chheen kay kain .... AZADI. Himmat say lain ..... AZADI.. Hai Hind pay Laanat ..... AZADI. Yeh Kuttay ........ AZADI Yeh kucchh bhi kar lain ..... AZADI Inhain kaat kay lain ..... AZADI. Inhain torh kay lain ..... AZADI . Ab Naheen rukain ..... AZADI. Aye Hind kay logon ....... AZADI Zara ghaur say sun lo ...... AZADI KASHMIRI LAIN ....... AZADI .....................,,
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              Kris
              Jun 25, 2017 at 7:29 pm
              Brahmins are known all over the world as excellent users of their middle finger. Just to confirm their imaginary domination over humans. They voluntarily go around fingering the a s s o l e s of their neighbors, just for fun especially when the neighbor does not interfere with or trouble brahmins themselves. JUST THEY WANT TO HAVE LITTLE FUN. After all aren't brahmins not born in brothels? Such fingering can be seen inside India too. Take for example Subramanian Swamy. A true brothel born brahmin(he himself has honestly confessed) pokes and fingers with his tongue all those humans in South India.
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                Deb
                Jun 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm
                Looks like you are a muzzies piglet...your mother likes pigs tool...shame on you ..you cancer of the world
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                  Kris
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 8:12 pm
                  Thanks for reading. It made my day! Now sleep well with your mother!
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                  Swadeshi
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 11:30 pm
                  Kris - Mohammadans are cancer in the society they live in ..they represent destruction only... look the fate of Iran / Iraq / Afganistan...they had a history before Islam... which is cleansed by the islamic barbarics...it takes out the vitality of the body it invades and creates it own body from it like the movie mummy.. India it has lost and got defeated... I am a hindu defending my frontiers is the biggest example for it... go to hale you anti humans... world is not for you.. go to your imaginary behest and live in peace.
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                    Kris
                    Jun 26, 2017 at 12:52 am
                    At Swadeshi: I am a Hindu
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                  chitta
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 7:24 pm
                  If your 1 tooth gives you pain than will you root out entire jaw.?? Similarly some Muslims bad does not mean entire religion should be criticized. In icc final, everybody agreed that some supernatural power was with Pakstn. And that is Allah. I am not supporting Pakstn but Allah.
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                    Islam Not A Religion
                    Jun 25, 2017 at 7:50 pm
                    Allah has slept after gulping alcohol and eating pork for dinner which is why he is not able to stop violence of Islam and Muslims worldwide. RAMZAN BOMBATHON 2017 has killed almost 12000 people worldwide, are you celebrating blood loss? And again you people will spill more blood by killing innocent animals on bakri did. Shame on such bloody festival. You are far away from human race far far away. Today Muslims have to prove if they are humans or not.
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                    Proud.Bhakt
                    Jun 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm
                    Shri Bagawatji should order Modi to permanently station 100 "bat aliens" from the newly created "BRAHMIN BRIGADE" to protect our interests like Salma Dam in Afghanistan. AFTER ALL Arya-brahmins(on their migratory path) once owned Afghanistan where a r i was born(that is why the name Kandahar came). This is also the place where the remains of VIMANs of the INTER GALACTIC SPACESHIPs are found. Bharat PAPA MODI KI JAI!
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                      Sivakumar
                      Jun 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm
                      Religion of Peace, 😂😂😂, Chita, you guys can't live peacefully during the so called holy month, tell me one event , one message it teaches a Peace?
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