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28 more rebels dead in Zabul clashes

28 more rebels dead in Zabul clashes

May 23, 2015 - 13:23

QALAT/CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 28 militants have been killed during clashes in Arghandab district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Saturday.

Around 800 Talibaninfo-icon militants stormed several security posts in the district that led to heavy gun battle last night, district chief Momand Nasratyar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said that 28 rebels were killed during the six-hour fight and some of the bodies of the fighters were still lying on the scene. Six Afghan security forces personnel were also wounded in the firefight, Nasratyar said.

However, a security official in the province wishing anonymity said that four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and an Afghan Local Police (ALP) member were also killed in the showdown.

The source added that two more policemen were killed in a roadside bombing in Maghliz area of Qalat City, the provincial capital this morning.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed killing 11 security forces in Arghandab clashes. He confirmed the death of three rebels and injuries to six others.

Elsewhere, one person dead and two others wounded when a petty issue developed into an armed clash between two groups in central Parwan province, an official said Saturday.

The armed clash took place in the Karezak village, an area close to the provincial capital at around 9: 00 pm on Friday.

Mohammad Zaman Mamozai, provincial police chief, said the firefight erupted during a volleyball match.

The critically wounded persons were instantly shifted to a hospital in Kabulinfo-icon and the other was evacuated to Parwan Civil Hospital.

But a resident of the locality confirmed three persons were killed and two others wounded in the clash.



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