Girl killed as Taliban, police clash in Faryab
MAIMANA (PAN): A girl was found dead at her home after a clash between insurgents and Afghan security forces in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.
The clash broke out late on Saturday in the Attakhan Khwaja area of Pashtunkot district, border police commander, Gen. Ghiyasuddin Khalilzai told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Eight insurgents were wounded in the clash and later it emerged a 12-year-old girl had been killed as a result of the cross-fire.
Mohammad Zahir, a border check post commander, said he girl was killed when bullets hit her home in the area.
During the clash, he said a tank of Afghan border police hit by a roadside bomb, injuring a policeman. After the blast, the insurgents opened fire at border police, but the attackers were pushed back when reinforcements arrived, he added.
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