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3 ANA captive soldiers freed in Badakhshan

3 ANA captive soldiers freed in Badakhshan

Apr 14, 2015 - 17:01

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers that were taken hostage in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan have been released, officials said on Tuesday.

Acting Governor Shah Wali Adib told Pajhwok Afghan News seven soldiers had gone missing during the fierce fighting between security forces and heavily-armed militants.

The three soldiers, he confirmed, were released following hectic efforts by local elders while four others had been killed by militants.

Of 28 soldiers that lost their lives, eight of them were beheaded but unconfirmed reports said that militants had decapitated all 28 soldiers.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday said 33 soldiers had been killed, wounded and gone missing.

According to MoD, around 200 insurgents led by Maulviinfo-icon Amanuddin, Badakhshan shadow governor, attacked ANA check posts on Friday morning.

The insurgents had lost 20 fighters, including a commander and six foreign fighters, while 17 more were wounded, the MoD said.

Talibaninfo-icon, however, claimed they had overrun 13 security posts and had killed 49 soldiers.

The MoD had sent a delegation to assess the situation in Jurm district. The ministry announced that some officials had already been detained and were being questioned.



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