2 security personnel dead in Faryab infighting
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two security personnel were killed and four others wounded as a result of internal clash and a mortar attack in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.
Maj. Sayed Juma, the district police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the firefight between special police units and intelligence agents took place due to a misunderstanding.
One special police unit official was killed and two others were wounded in the gunbattle, he said, adding that one of the wounded was in critical condition.
However, a local resident wished anonymity said a policeman was killed and four others wounded in Qaisar clash.
“Special Police Unit forces were in their way to their bases when Quick Reaction Forces mistakenly opened fire on them taking them as militants,” the source said.
On the other hand, the Qaisar police chief said one Quick Reaction Force member was killed and two others were injured in a rocket attack. The rocket was fired by Afghan National Army (ANA) forces, he added.
However, 209th Shahin Military Corps spokesman Maj. Reza Rezayee said the rocket had been fired by militants that inflicted casualties on three ANA soldiers and destroyed a vehicle.
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