7 rebels perished in Ghazni, Laghman clashes
MIHTERLAM/GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least seven insurgents have been killed and eight others wounded during clashes in southern Ghazni and eastern Laghman provinces, officials said on Monday.
Three assailants were killed and two others wounded when rebels mounted attack on Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the Shabaz Khan locality of Qarabagh district, a spokesman for the 3rd brigade of 203rd Thunder Military Corps said.
According to Staff Sergeant Noor security forces were on routine patrol in the area when came under militants’ attack.
But Habibullah, the resident of the locality, said security forces suffered casualties as two policemen wounded during the gun battle. Afghan Local Police (ALP) Hamidullah said seven insurgents were killed and six others wounded in the firefight.
Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the clash, but denied that security forces suffered casualties in the insurgents’ attack. Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed killing three ANA soldier in Shabaz Khan gun battle.
Elsewhere, four Taliban were killed and six others wounded in a clash in the Alingar district of Laghman province, an official said.
Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, said the clash erupted in the Mango and Sandaro locality early on Monday.
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