Fierce clashes underway in Chamkani
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Fierce clashes were underway between armed insurgents and security forces on Sunday in various parts of the Chamkani district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said.
The clashes broke out on Saturday evening and were ongoing as of Sunday afternoon in Mandokhel, Sarangara, Sulimankhel and several other areas after the insurgents stormed security posts of local and border police, the district chief said.
Eng. Eid Mohammad Ahmadzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces had suffered no casualties so far and he had no information if the attackers had suffered any casualties.
He said the attackers had been pushed back, but they still offered resistance against local and border police personnel.
A resident, Mamor Jan, said one local policeman was killed and two border policemen were injured during the clashes.
He said the clashes were fierce and still underway, restricting people to their homes. He said residents were deeply concerned about the situation.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said up to 50 security forces suffered casualties in the attacks and the clashes were still ongoing.
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