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Policemen, rebel leader killed in Helmand clash

Policemen, rebel leader killed in Helmand clash

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May 16, 2011 - 17:50

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Two policemen and a Talibaninfo-icon commander were killed in a clash in southern Helmand province on Monday, an official said.

A police vehicle was carrying equipment to a checkpoint when came under attack from insurgents in Aab Pashak area of Greshk district in the morning, the governor's house said in a statement.

In the ensuing clash, two policemen and a rebel commander were killed, it said.

Police chief, Mohammad Hakim Angar, confirmed the attack, saying only one policeman was killed.

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