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4 policemen dead in clash with militants in Jawzjan

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4 policemen dead in clash with militants in Jawzjan

Aug 14, 2015 - 11:43

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least four policemen have been killed and two others abducted by militants when Talibaninfo-icon stormed police check posts in Kham Aab dar district in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Friday.

Deputy Governor Eng. Abdul Rahman Mahmoodi told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place when several policemen came for biometric identification on Thursday evening.

At least four policemen were killed and six others were apprehended and insurgents took 10 guns with them, he added.

Police Chief Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad confirmed the incident and said a search operation had been initiated to locate the fleeing rebels.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, said four policemen had been killed, six others kidnapped and huge cache of ammunitions was also seized in the attack. 

Khan Aab Dar district situated around 170 kilometers to the northwest of Shiberghan.



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