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Policeman killed, 3 wounded in Sar-i-Pul clash

Policeman killed, 3 wounded in Sar-i-Pul clash

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Mar 12, 2011 - 15:21

SAR-I-PUL (PANinfo-icon): A policeman was killed and three others, including an insurgent, were wounded during a gunbattle in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Saturday.

The clash happened late on Friday when fighters attacked a police checkpoint in Sayad district, provincial police chief, Asadullah Sherzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A landmine exploded when policemen were fighting back the militants, he said, adding, one policeman was killed and two others were injured in the blast. The injured were taken to a provincial hospital and are said to be in stable condition.

Sayed Anwar, a tribal elder, said the blast happened in Biland Ghorinfo-icon area of the district. Scared of more blasts in the area, residents are staying indoors.

In Chamtal district of northern Balkh province, a policeman and a fighter were wounded during an overnight clash in Taraki area. Sultan, who lives in the area, said the Talibaninfo-icon had snatched an armoured vehicle of foreign forces.

The International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Balkh confirmed the clash and said the troops suffered no causalities.

But a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the militants killed four ISAFinfo-icon soldiers and injured a fifth during the clash. He acknowledged injuries to one assailant.

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