A dozen killed in Kunduz, Faryab unrest
KUNDUZ CITY/MAIMANA (PAN): Separate clashes and gun attacks left nine insurgents, two security men and a civilian dead in northeastern Kunduz and northwestern Faryab provinces, officials said on Saturday.
The nine insurgents were killed an operation launched on Friday in Dasht-i-Archi district of Kunduz, police chief Col. Ibadullah Talwar told Pajhwok Afghan News.
One policeman and one army soldier were also killed during the offensive that left another three insurgents wounded.
The police chief said Anjeer, Timoryan, Haji Ghafoor and Wazir Khan villages were cleared of insurgents as a result of the operation.
Ten suspected insurgents were detained and five security posts were recaptured during the operation, he added.
But a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed 15 security personnel were killed and wounded during the operation. A tank was also destroyed, he added.
A Dasht-i-Archi resident Abdul Jabbar said Afghan forces should do more to keep the security situation in the town from worsening.
In Faryab, two insurgents were killed after they attacked a security post in Akhund Baba area of Almar district on Friday evening, the district chief, Mohammad Saleh Saleh, said.
He said some explosives, two Kalashnikovs and a motorcycle were seized from the fighters, accusing the Taliban of killing a 24-year-old man in the area before attacking the post.
The man was walking past the post when gunmen on two motorcyclists shot him dead, said Abdul Jamil, a nearby resident. He said the slain person was a former Afghan Local Police member.
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