2 ANA soldiers, 31 militants dead in Takhar showdown
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 31 militants have been killed and 15 other rebels wounded in a gun battle in northern Takhar province, the governor’s spokesman says on Sunday.
Sunatullah Taimoori told Pajhwok Afghan News that militants mounted attack on Durqand district office on Saturday evening and the ensuing firefight left six militants and an Afghan Local Policeman (ALP) dead and seven others wounded.
The gun battle last for few hours in which Taliban fled the battle ground, he added.
Meanwhile, as many as 22 insurgents were killed and eight other wounded fierce clashes between security forces and Taliban in Khawaja Ghar district.
The civilians remained unhurt during the fight. An ANA soldier was killed and nine policemen wounded, he said, adding that security forces got control of the district.
Najm-u-Din, a local resident, said the fire fight been underway for the last one month which forced families to leave the area and migrate to safer places.
Taliban claimed killing three policemen and damaging police’s vehicle in a landmine blast.
Separately, Lt. Col. Mohammad Qayyum Angar, Badghais police chief, said that three militants died when their own mine they were planting exploded prematurely.
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