13 rebels, civilian killed in Helmand, Kunduz offensives
LASHKARGAH/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 13 militants and a civilian have been killed during separate security incidents in southern Helmand and northeastern Kunduz provinces, officials said Saturday.
Helmand police Chief Col. Nabi Jan Mullahkhail told Pajhwok Afghan News eight rebels were killed and 15 others wounded during a firefight with security forces in Sistani area of Marja district last night.
He said a policeman was slightly wounded in the incident. On the other hand, insurgents attacked security posts in Musa Kala district on Friday night.
The district chief Mohammad Sharif Khan said a civilian was killed and three others wounded during the clash.
But he had no information about casualties suffered by rebels or security forces.
Taliban claimed killing five security forces and wounding four others in Marja district.
According to another report, five militants were killed in Chahardara district of Kunduz province.
The governor’s spokesman Abdul Wadood Wahidi said five militants were killed and seven others wounded when insurgents stormed security posts today morning.
He said that security forces and civilians suffered no casualties in the fight.
However, the second Afghan National Army (ANA) battalion commander Maj. Ghulam Hazrat Kaftar said two ANA soldiers were also wounded during the fight.
He said the clash was ended and security situation was stable.
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