Fighter dies in police encounter
The incident took place late on Tuesday night in the Khan Aqa and Sherabad areas on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital, the police chief said.
Brig. Gen. Asadullah Sherzad told Pajhwok Afghan News the policemen suffered no casualties during the firefights.
But a tribal elder, speaking on condition of anonymity, said five policemen were killed in the overnight clashes.
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