39 rebels, 2 police killed; district HQ moved
KABUL (PAN): The Rashidan district headquarters in southern Ghazni province were moved 10 kilometres away to another location after 36 insurgents and two policemen were killed during a clash, officials said on Thursday.
The decision to shift the headquarters came after insurgents posed threats of attacks, Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said.
He said two commanders were among 36 insurgents killed during the clash with police. Two policemen were also killed and as many wounded during the clash, he added.
Secretary to the provincial governor, Nabi Jan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the district headquarters had been moved to the Sadaqat Bazaar, 10km from the original location.
But the Taliban claimed overrunning the district headquarters and torching police vehicles and weapons.
In eastern Nangarhar, a Taliban-designated district chief for the Rodat district was killed along with his two comrades during a clash with police in the Batikot district, Deputy Police Chief Col. Masoom Khan Hashimi said. The clash took place the fourth farm area.
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