2 police killed as Taliban capture more posts
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least two policemen were killed during hours-long clashes with insurgents before retreating from their posts in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, a senior official said on Monday.
Public Order Police Commander Gen. Rahmanuddin Rahman, who paid a visit to the province, told Pajhwok Afghan News police fought for at least five hours and then retreated along with weapons and ammunitions from their check-posts.
He said rebels suffered heavy causalities during the clashes, but did not give any figures.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the fighters captured two bases and 10 check posts from security forces after an overnight firefight that lasted two hours.
He claimed 32 security officials were killed, 19 wounded and 17 others captured alive with their weapons.
On Sunday, militants captured 13 check-posts after they were abandoned by security forces to avoid clashes in the Sofyan village of Warduj district.
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