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ISAF-HIA clash ongoing in Wardak

ISAF-HIA clash ongoing in Wardak

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Aug 09, 2011 - 15:25

MAIDAN SHAHR (PANinfo-icon): A clash is ongoing between NATOinfo-icon-led troops and Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) fighters in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Tuesday.

The governor's spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, confirmed the firefight in the Nirkh district, but he had no information about casualties.

A local HIA commander, Hazrat, claimed killing four foreign soldiers during the gun-battle. He would not give further details.
ISAFinfo-icon's media office said the troops had launched an operation in the district. No international soldier or civilian had so far suffered casualties, the NATO-led force said in a statement.

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