10 killed, 150 families displaced in Baghlan clashes
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel, three armed rebels and one civilian were killed during clashes that displaced about 150 families in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Wednesday.
Deputy governor Abdul Qadim Niazi told Pajhwok Afghan News militants stormed police check posts last night in Gadanha locality of Dand Ghori district near the provincial capital, Pul-i-Khumri.
The ensuing clash left six local policemen, three rebels and a woman dead and eight militants, three civilians and one policeman wounded.
Niazi said the woman was killed and another three civilians were injured when Taliban-fired rockets struck residential houses.
The Taliban in their website said their one fighter was wounded in the clash.
Mohammad Ali, a resident of the area, said four houses were hit by rockets. He said the security situation was not satisfactory for residents. The militants fled when security forces conducted a clearing operation last week, but they staged a comeback when the security forces left the area, the resident said.
He said the area had been the scene of violent clashes that displaced at least 150 families to other areas.
Meanwhile, two rockets fired into Pul-i-Khomri city left six civilians, including three children, wounded and another four other rockets hit nonresidential areas, but caused no casualties.
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