The Afghan Ministry of Defense reported Taliban attacks on Afghan security forces in 18 separate provinces over the weekend. The reports come as Taliban forces sat with Afghan and U.S. government representatives in the open days of peace talk in Doha, Qatar.

Rohullah Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said in statement to TOLONews that “the Afghan security and defense forces repelled the Taliban’s attacks and inflicted heavy losses on the group.”

Riaz Rabbani, head of the Kunduz provincial council said of attacks in Uruzgan, Kunduz and Helmand provinces that “armed opponents launched attacks on the security and defense forces, but the Taliban were repelled by the Afghan Air Force, which resulted in the killing of at least five Taliban fighters.”

Likewise was the report from Uruzgan, the historic heartland of the Taliban, where a spokesman for the governor reported that while armed groups launched attacks, the Afghan security and defense forces were able to repel them with no casualties.