Casualties as forces, rebels clash in Helmand, Wardak
LASHKARGAH/ MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): There were conflicting reports of casualties following a fierce clash between Taliban and Afghan security forces when rebels stormed police check posts in the Musa Qala district in southern Helmand province, provincial police chief said on Thursday.
Maj. Gen. Nabi Jan Malakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News that heavily-armed insurgents stormed police check posts in the Naway district on Wednesday night.
He acknowledged one police killed and three others wounded in the ensuing gun battle but in retaliatory attack 15 militants were killed and six others wounded.
Elsewhere, four policemen and six Taliban fighters were killed in a clash in Maidan Wardak province, the governor’s spokesman, said on Thursday.
Attaullah Khogyani said that clash erupted when insurgents attacked police check posts in Sayed Abad district.
He said that police remained unhurt in the gun fire.
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