Taliban fighters reportedly kill civilians in flood-ravaged central Afghanistan

Four Afghan civilians in a region hit by major flooding are dead after clashes between Taliban fighters and the military.

Rescue work in Parwan province in central Afghanistan is ongoing after flash floods damaged the region and killed more than 150 people.

Clashes between the Taliban and Afghan forces have been ongoing in Bagram, which is located in Parwan province and houses a large US military base.

Officials say Taliban fighters killed the four civilians on Thursday.

The Taliban has not made any comment on the latest violence.

Both sides are expected to begin peace talks in the coming weeks, ending years of war.

Earlier this month, the Afghan Government released 400 Taliban prisoners in an effort to advance peace talks.

Among those released was a man known as Hekmatullah, who killed three Australian soldiers in 2012.

Reuters

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