Taliban attack Kamal Khan Dam in Nimroz
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Security officials and the Taliban have claimed inflicting casualties on each other following the insurgent group’s attack on Kamal Khan Dam facility in southern Nimroz province.
Brig. Gen. Delawar Shah Delawar, Nimroz police chief, said Taliban attacked the facility on Tuesday and the ensuing battle continued for several hours.
He said the insurgents suffered heavy casualties but did not present any details.
A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two insurgents were killed and three more were wounded. He added two policemen also suffered injuries.
Taliban, however, in their website have claimed overrunning three security posts in Qala-i-Afzal locality of Kamal Khan, killing five soldiers.
Two weeks back also the insurgent group had attacked the facility, torching a police post.
Kamal Khan Dam has three sections and is being constructed with the financial support of the World Bank at a cost of $100 millions.
Work on the second phase of the mega project is underway and upon completion more than 100,000 hectares of land would come under irrigation and 8.5 megawatts of electricity would be generated.
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