23 insurgents dead in Takhar, Ghazni clashes
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Officials said on Saturday said that 23 rebels have been killed and 25 others wounded in clashes and violence in northern Takhar and southern Ghazni provinces.
Officials in Takhar said that intense clashes were underway between security forces and militants in Khwaja Ghar district for the last two days.
Abdul Khalil, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News five Taliban were killed and four others wounded in the showdown. He acknowledged four policemen were also wounded in the firefight.
The fight has been ongoing in Zard Kamar, said. The residents of the Khwja Ghar district said Taliban wanted to control the district center and five districts in the province.
Najibullah, a resident of the locality, said over 100 of families have been displaced from the era. The location of the Zard Kamar is six kilometers away from the khwaja Ghar district.
Since last a few days, the area was in control of Taliban but later Afghan security forces recaptured the district after heavy fighting.
Separately, in Gilan district of Ghazni province, insurgents and Afghan security forces were engaged in fierce fighting amid claims from both sides of heavy casualties.
Asadullah Insafi, a senior security official, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 18 Taliban were killed and 21 others wounded in the clashes. He added one policeman was also killed and three others wounded.
Six dead bodies of Taliban were still lying in the area, he added.
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